Scholarships

The Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship programme

This programme is being run in collaboration with the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship Trust. The programme is intended to provide young lawyers in India with a first-hand experience of the workings of the legal system in England and Wales over a period of eight weeks, while young legal practitioners from England and Wales will be provided an opportunity to witness the Indian legal system on a reciprocal basis.

The Foundation will award one young Indian lawyer The Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship (KHFPS) 2016. The scholarship will entail spending three to four weeks at each of two different sets of barristers' chambers in London that practice in the candidate's preferred areas of law. These placements would usually involve opportunities to see advocacy in action, and the scholar will typically be asked to assist with research and/or drafting, the idea being that the scholar will gain an insight into how these areas of law are dealt with in England and Wales. In addition to spending time in barristers' chambers, the scholar would also visit various institutions such as the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Old Bailey, where the scholar would be looked after by a Judge of that court for the day.

The scholar will be provided with a stipend to cover the living costs and will be also given assistance in securing accommodation in London. Air fare, travel insurance and visa fee are not part of the scholarship. The scholar should:

  •  be a citizen of India
  •  be a practising lawyer in India
  •  have been in practice for less than seven years on the date of submission of the application.

Young legal practitioners in the U.K. who are interested in applying for The Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship to spend eight weeks in India are advised to contact the Pegasus Scholarship Trust. Click here for more details

 

The Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Public Interest Litigation Internships

The School of Law, Warwick University has established two internships for its LLM students. The School of Law, in consultation with the Foundation, will sponsor two students to visit India over a period of two to three weeks to conduct research and to do an empirical study as part of their dissertation. The Foundation will structure the programme around the students' research interests. The programme will usually involve opportunities to see Indian Public Interest Litigation advocacy in action, and to engage with various stakeholders in the particular field of interest. Students interested in availing these internships are advised to contact the School of Law, Warwick University. Click here for more details. Click here for more details

 

The Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Postgraduate Scholarships

The Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University is offering a full tuition fee waiver scholarship for MA/LLM in Applied Human Rights to students domiciled in India. Students interested in availing these scholarships are advised to contact The Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. Click here for more details. Click here for more details.