Leaders for Justice, Romania

Deadline: 31 October 2010
Open to: Romanian law students (in the last year of studies), postgraduate and PhD students, as well as young legal professionals
Schollarships: Accommodation and meals will be covered

The main result of the leadership program will be the sustained training and support of 20 young lawyers. We envisage an attitudinal and behavioral change of the participants, whom we expect to develop leadership skills, capabilities and modes of action, and thus become agents of change. The participants shall serve as multipliers and pass on their experience to a wider spectrum of young legal professionals. Through this, they are expected to create a national network of young legal professionals, and to contribute to the strengthening of civil society organizations in the field.

The primary goal of the leadership program is the creation of a pool of young individuals who understand the importance of values and integrity, and who are ready to take the lead in promoting rule of law principles and enforce them through their work.

The activities envisaged by the project will comprise three main components: learning, seeing and doing. Each of these components focuses on the development of key abilities foreseen for the participants in the program. The program consists of six training sessions throughout 2011, meetings with experts, seminars, and developing a project.


– train talented junior lawyers to become leaders in their field
– to equip them with essential leadership skills, project management abilities
– give them substantive knowledge about democracy, rule of law, justice and especially professional ethics

Target Group

Law students in their last year of university studies, master or doctoral law students, and recent law graduates in the first three years of their professional career, who prove leadership potential.

The participants, coming from all over Romania, need to be genuinely interested and committed to play a pro-active role in the evolutions of the legal and socio-political system of Romania.


Applicantions must be sent by e-mail to leadership@kas.ro

The Application shall include:
– curriculum vitae
– one page letter of motivation
– 2 page essay: “My first 90 days as the Romanian Minister of Justice”. Your essay should answer the following questions: What do I intend to do? Who will be part of my team? How will I achieve my objectives?

The selection of participants will be done during November 2010, and sucessful applicants will be informed by the end of December 2010.

The deadline to aplly is 31st October 2010.

You can find further information here.

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