Supplemental Application for 2014-2015 Academic Year

To apply for this fellowship, you must complete the online application for UCLA School of Law’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme and this supplemental form. The online application instructions are available at 

If awarded the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship, as a condition of your award you will be asked to certify that you will return to Africa upon completion of your LL.M. degree, and commit to a public interest career that promotes health, human rights, and gender equality in the African region. Please indicate whether you have reservations about making this certification.


As a requirement of the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship, you will write a substantive analytic paper on a health, human rights, and/or gender-equality related legal issue facing South Africa. Please indicate one or two potential paper topics for this requirement.

Please write a personal statement incorporating responses to the following. This will serve as the personal statement required by UCLA Law’s LL.M. programme application. The statement should be typed double-spaced in 12-point font and should not exceed three pages in length.

a. Explain your personal and career objectives in pursuing the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship.

b. Describe how the fellowship might help you to advance the goals of gender equality, human rights, and/or HIV prevention in Africa.

c. Discuss any attributes, experiences, or interests that would enable you to make a distinctive contribution to UCLA Law and the public interest legal profession in South Africa.

Please mail this completed form, along with the required supporting documentation for your UCLA LL.M. programme application, to the address below before the application deadline of February 28, 2014:

UCLA School of Law
LL.M. Programme Admissions
Attn.: Vic Telesino
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476, USA

Please direct questions about the fellowship to and questions about UCLA School of Law’s online LL.M. application procedure to

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