“A change in law can be brought about by a forward-thinking government; or by popular demand; or through social action litigation. The change in mindset, though, is a slower and more difficult process; and for this to take place education and openness are essential."
The Justice Leila Seth Fellowship invites lawyers committed to social justice to be part of a community that works to preserve the rights and dignity of all people.FIND OUT MORE
In her long and remarkable career, Justice Leila Seth carved a legacy far greater than the sum of her many parts. She was a visionary not only in her approach to the law, but in all aspects of social justice.
The first woman to top the Bar exam of England & Wales in 1958, the first woman judge in the Delhi High Court, and the first woman Chief Justice of a State High Court (Himachal Pradesh). Her chosen path was to bring the ideals of the Constitution of India to life. While Justice Seth believed in the power of legal literacy to raise rights awareness, she knew that the law is a springboard; it is people and movements that bring change.
15 January 2021
Call for applications
28 February 2021
Round 1 - Submit the application including CV and cover letter
20 March 2021
First shortlist of candidates
5 April 2021
Round 2 - Submit video recording and writing samples
20 April 2021
Second shortlist of candidates announced
1-7 May 2021
Virtual interview with the Selection Committee
15 May 2021
Announcement of the Justice Leila Seth Fellows 2021-2022