Bertha Foundation supports two-year fellowships for emerging lawyers - Be Just Fellows - as the first step from university into a career in public interest law. We work to create a clear career track in public interest and movement lawyering. The fellowship provides funding for emerging lawyers’ salaries at the best public interest law centers around the world - the Be Just Network - where they receive practical training from renowned professionals.
In addition to receiving training and experience in their home jurisdictions, Be Just Fellows become part of the Be Just Network and alumni, which brings opportunities to:
- attend regional and international meetings, including the Bertha Justice Initiative Global Convening
- network with public interest lawyers from around the world
- engage in practical ways with the international context in which their human rights work at the domestic level forms part
- receive additional mentoring and non-traditional training such as leadership, management, media and advocacy, activism and movement building.