1. Am I eligible to apply for the ILFA Flagship Programme?
Please see here for the minimum eligibility requirements
2. What is the Intra-Africa Secondment Programme?
The Intra-Africa Secondment Programme is a secondment programme in Africa. Placement locations will rotate annually and applications will be invited to African lawyers living and working in the region of the host country. Applications will be accepted from September-December annually. It will adopt the same model as the ILFA Flagship Programme, except the host locations will be in Africa. IASP inaugural launch is set to take place in Nigeria in 2016.
3. Can I apply to both application tracks (Flagship and the Intra-Africa Secondment Programme)?
You may apply to both tracks only if you are from one of the selected countries for the Intra-Africa Secondment Programme.
4. If I am studying abroad (outside of Africa) can I still apply to the programme?
You may apply only if you are planning to return to your home country or practicing country immediately following ILFA participation. Note that practicing country and home country must be an African country.
5. If I currently live outside of Africa but plan to move back to Africa to practice law, can I still apply to either of the application tracks?
You may apply only if you are already qualified to practice in an African country and have experience practicing in an African jurisdiction.
6. If my application is unsuccessful can I appeal the decision?
All decisions are final and there is no opportunity for appeal. There is no opportunity to appeal but applicants are encouraged to apply the following year. There is no limit on the number of times an applicant can apply.
7. If my application is unsuccessful, how long do I have to wait to apply again?
You may apply as early as the next application round.
8. If my application is unsuccessful, will the committee provide feedback on how I can improve my application?
You may request to receive feedback on your application only after secondees have been announced.
9. If there is no National Committee in my country, can I still apply?
Yes, of course. All applications are submitted online. For applicants who reside in countries where there is no National Committee, the interviewing process is carried out by staff in London by video conferencing or telephone.