This programme is being run in collaboration with the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship Trust. The programme is intended to provide young lawyers in India with a first-hand experience of the workings of the legal system in England and Wales over a period of eight weeks, while young legal practitioners from England and Wales will be provided an opportunity to witness the Indian legal system on a reciprocal basis.
The Foundation will award one young Indian lawyer The Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship (KHFPS) 2016. The scholarship will entail spending three to four weeks at each of two different sets of barristers’ chambers in London that practice in the candidate’s preferred areas of law. These placements would usually involve opportunities to see advocacy in action, and the scholar will typically be asked to assist with research and/or drafting, the idea being that the scholar will gain an insight into how these areas of law are dealt with in England and Wales. In addition to spending time in barristers’ chambers, the scholar would also visit various institutions such as the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Old Bailey, where the scholar would be looked after by a Judge of that court for the day.
The scholar will be provided with a stipend to cover the living costs and will be also given assistance in securing accommodation in London. Air fare, travel insurance and visa fee are not part of the scholarship. The scholar should:
be a citizen of India
be a practising lawyer in India
have been in practice for less than seven years on the date of submission of the application.
Young legal practitioners in the U.K. who are interested in applying for The Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship to spend eight weeks in India are advised to contact the Pegasus Scholarship Trust. Click here for more details
Professor Tarunabh Khaitan is a Professor of Public Law & Legal Theory and the Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law, Oxford. He is also a Professor and Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He is the founding General Editor of the Indian Law Review and the founder & Chief Advisor of the Junior Faculty Forum for Indian Law Teachers.
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