Dhananjay ‘22: CAN Foundation announces financial support for NLU graduates for pursuing a career in litigation

The project aims at helping law graduates who are meritorious, yet in need of economic assistance, and who wish to enter the field of litigation, driven by a passion to serve society as lawyers on the field.
Dhananjay ‘22
Dhananjay ‘22

The Confederation of Alumni for National Law Universities (CAN) Foundation is inviting applications for the third edition of one of its flagship projects, Project Dhananjay.

The project aims at helping law graduates who are meritorious, yet in need of economic assistance, and who wish to enter the field of litigation, driven by a passion to serve society as lawyers on the field.

It provides aspiring and talented law graduates from economically weaker families, with an ‘incubatory period’ for setting up their practice. Scholars are selected after a month-long selection process. The monthly stipend provided to them is meant to act as a mode of “sustenance allowance” for the initial 1-2 years of the scholar's legal practice.

Last year, a monthly stipend stretching from Rs. 15K to 20K was granted to five meritorious graduates from four National Law Universities (NLUs).

Under its third edition, 4-5 meritorious students of NLUs from economically weaker families would be given a monthly stipend for at least one year of their legal practice.

Eligible Candidates:The Applicant must have graduated with a B.A. LL.B. degree (or any other similar 5-year integrated law undergraduate program) from any National Law University in the academic year 2020-21 or any year thereafter.

Candidates graduating in June 2022 or thereafter in the year 2022, are also eligible to apply under this Project.

The application form for participating in the Project can be downloaded here.

The last date for sending the duly filled applications is May 31, 2022 at 5 pm IST.

Mode of Application: The application form is to be sent with all the annexures in a scanned PDF format to the official email account of the CAN Foundation in the manner as mentioned on its official website.

Scrutiny Committee: The Scrutiny Committee for the selection process would comprise of:

1. Amalpushp Shroti (AOR, Supreme Court of India and Advocate, MP High Court);

2. T Singhdev (Advocate, Delhi High Court);

3. Mrigank Prabhakar (AOR, Supreme Court of India and Advocate, Delhi High Court);

4. Archana Pathak Dave (AOR, Supreme Court of India and Advocate, Delhi High Court);

5. Tariq Khan (Registrar, International Arbitration & Mediation Centre, Hyderabad).

High Powered Selection Committee: Following the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee, a High-Powered Selection Committee will choose the Scholars to be accepted under Dhananjay 2022.

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