Young Lawyers International Program

Since 2002, the Young Lawyers International Program (YLIP) has placed more than 160 of Canada’s brightest young law graduates and lawyers in internships with overseas organizations working in law reform, human rights and access to justice. YLIP interns have participated in numerous justice-related efforts in countries across East and South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The program has been funded by Global Affairs Canada as part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES).

The program has two objectives:

  • Facilitating opportunities for young Canadian law graduates and lawyers to gain effective skills and perspective in relation to the field of justice and development
  • Enabling support by young Canadian law graduates and lawyers for the work of overseas organizations in law reform, access to justice, and human rights 

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