Law Faculty Alumnus wins prestigious Human Rights Fellowship

Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, a former LLB student at the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty has won the prestigious Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellowship to study for an LLM in Public Interest Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The programme is geared at training top law graduates from  law schools around the world  who are committed to careers as impact-oriented public interest lawyers in the areas of health, human rights, HIV prevention, and gender equality.  Fellows will enrol in the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy, take courses in human rights, gender equality, and, through cross-registration with the UCLA School for Public Health, in global public health. Fellows will all take the Human Rights & Sexual Politics seminar with Prof. Lara Stemple, who directs the Health & Human Rights Law Project.

Mr Mokgoroane obtained his LLB from Stellenbosch University, graduating in 2013. At Stellenbosch, he was an academic mentor at his on-campus residence and he tutored various modules throughout his undergraduate degree. He also formed part of a group of students who started the First Generation Camp, which is a camp that focuses on ensuring that the students who are the first of their families to come to university were equipped with skills to succeed at university.  After university, he served articles and later become an associate at Bowman Gilfillan Inc.  In July 2016, he served as a law clerk for Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.  His areas on interest include identity politics, intersectionality and socio-economic rights.

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