Justice Centre’s “Young Advocates Programme 2018”
Posted by Peter MUIR
Justice Centre Hong Kong is now recruiting potential Young Advocates (YAP) for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018. Modelled on their leading legal clinic and internship programs with universities around the world (including Harvard University, Columbia University, and University of Hong Kong), YAP is one of the very few programmes in Hong Kong that encourages high school students to gain hands-on direct meaningful legal experience under the close supervision of highly-qualified staff lawyers.
Young Advocates will be exposed to all areas of our work as an NGO, from the provision of legal and psychosocial support to refugees, to anti-human trafficking research and advocacy. Young Advocates will be asked to:
- perform intensive and varied legal tasks (such as analysing decisions and drafting testimonies)
- engage in external events with other NGOs and our corporate legal partners
- learn about creating human rights campaigns,
- work on their own project for taking what they learn beyond the programme, back to your school community.
Young Advocates also receive one-to-one personal mentorship from Justice Centre’s team of international staff lawyers and policymakers, helping students develop important skills, knowledge, and experience as they continue their educational journey.