Recruitment for Cohort 4

EAEPIAP in a Nutshell

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Guest Speakers​
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Lead Trainers​

Overview of the Training Programme

The East Africa Emerging Public Interest Advocates Programme for young legal professionals is a flagship fellowship programme by the Center for Strategic Litigation that empowers young advocates through rigorous skills-based training and practical experience in public interest litigation.

The goal of the programme is to build the next generation of public interest advocates in East Africa who share a commitment to and passion for promoting democratic values.

This comes from the realization that there is a limited number of active public interest litigants as most lawyers prefer careers in private and other fields of law.

The fellowship provides up to 30 outstanding young advocates from Kenya, Tanzania (mainland), Tanzania (Zanzibar), Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Rwanda with an opportunity to learn from public interest litigation and advocacy gurus, academics, and practitioners, both in class and in court for six (6) months under the following carefully designed curriculum.

Residential Training

The training programme is inaugurated by a one (1) month intensive skill-based training programme that combines presentations, mock trials, public lectures, court visits, and legal aid service.


After completion of the residential programme, the fellows spend 4.5 months in the field where they are closely guided by experienced mentors to put in practice what they learnt in the residential programme to build and implement a project case.​

Closing Seminars

The last one to two weeks of the programme are spent with the fellows engaging in a series of seminars, presenting their cases, their progress, the lessons learnt and the way forward.​

Lead Trainers

Jenerali Ulimwengu

Course Rector, Tanzania

Professor Issa Shivji

Course Instructor, Tanzania

Professor Maina Chris Peter

Course Instructor, Tanzania

Professor Jill Cottrel Ghai

Course Instructor, Kenya

Professor Yash Pal Ghai

Course Instructor, Kenya

Dr Busingye Kabumba

Course Instructor, Uganda

Prof. Collins Odote Oloo

Course Instructor, Kenya



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