About the Project

Access to Justice Fellowship (A2J) aims to tackle the social, economic, and institutional barriers to access to justice by promoting and establishing sustainable partnerships in public interest law. The project proposes a 10-month fellowship placing two law graduates in two partnering NGOs to build their internal legal capacity.



  1. To increase access to justice in Hong Kong, especially for underserved and grassroots communities in the city, by increasing the legal capacity of NGOs;
  2. To promote public interest law in the careers of law students; and
  3. To foster a greater understanding and awareness about the importance of PIL in Hong Kong.


Team members:

  • Chan Acacia, Chan Gee Ting Celine, The University of Hong Kong
  • Wong Ho Long Jaime, The University of Hong Kong
  • Wong Yik Yu Michelle, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ho George, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Since their project implementation date (1 June 2020), the Access to Justice Fellowship (“A2J Fellowship”) team has focused their efforts on incorporation, fundraising, program design (NGO liaison) and their promotion plan.

  1. Incorporation
    A2J Fellowship is working on setting up as a legal entity and applying for section 88 charitable status.
  2. Fundraising
    They aim to fundraise a total of $500,000 for their inaugural Fellowship program. They have a diversified fundraising approach, where they consider donations from individuals, organisations, foundations, and law firms.
  3. Showcase their project at 2020 PILnet Virtual Global Forum 

To learn more about their projects, you may contact Access to Justice Fellowship