Centre for Access to Justice


CAJ Summer Fellowship

2024 recruitment is now closed.

About the Role:

The UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) is committed to fostering a commitment to social justice in our students and inspiring the next generation of public interest lawyers.

To this end, the CAJ recruits Summer Fellows to assist intensively over the summer supporting CAJ activities including the UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (UCL iLAC), the UCL Laws pro bono programme and our research.

The Summer Fellows are responsible for a wide range of tasks that will develop their client handling, project management, research, and presentation skills. Summer Fellows receive appropriate training to equip them for their tasks, which includes client care and handling skills, substantive law including housing and welfare benefits, and case management skills. 

This post is ideal for students considering pursuing a career in a charity or NGO or in social welfare law. 

All Summer Fellows will receive a stipend of £2500 to assist with living expenses whilst undertaking the fellowship. This shall be paid in two parts, upon commencement of the placement. More details can be found in the fellowship description below. All Summer Fellows will receive a minimum stipend of £2500. However, students who meet the eligibility criteria will receive an additional bursary of £1000, bringing the total remuneration to £3500. If you would like to be considered for the bursary, please complete the eligibility questionnaire in the second section of the application form. 

How to Apply:  

Applications are now closed. 

For any questions about the role, please email Shiva Riahi at s.riahi@ucl.ac.uk 

Interviews for shortlisted applicants may be held on a date TBC in April on Microsoft Teams.