The Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship provides exceptional NYU Law graduates with an opportunity to spend one year working with an innovative human rights organization. Fellows are paid a competitive salary with benefits. The Bernstein Institute supports fellows throughout the year with fellow-centered events, mentoring and consultations with staff, and inclusion in a supportive community of human rights advocates.
About Namati: Law is supposed to be a sacred thread that ties us together, and protects each one of us. But for billions of people around the world the law is broken. It’s an abstraction, or worse, a threat, but not something we can use to exercise our basic rights. Namati is building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who give people the power to understand, use, and shape the law. These advocates form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems. Legal empowerment advocates treat their clients as empowered citizens rather than victims requiring an expert service. Instead of “I will solve this problem for you,” our message is: “We will solve this together, and you will grow stronger in the process.”
Interested in becoming a fellow? Learn more about the application process. Applications must be received by Thursday, March 7. All graduating NYU Law JDs are welcome to apply. The fellow will begin working with Namati in September 2019.