This program offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to learn from lawyers who have successfully incorporated public interest law and pro bono into their careers. As part of this four-month program, you will:

  • Be paired with an experienced lawyer based in Hong Kong.
  • Gain a broader perspective on your future career and see examples of alternative career opportunities.
  • Learn how public interest work can be a real part of your legal practice.
  • Learn from leaders in the field, with opportunities for networking with other mentors and mentees.
  • Receive guidance from PILnet.

Check out our Guide for Mentees and Mentors for details.


Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to LLB, JD, GDL or PCLL students in Hong Kong, or recent law graduates with no more than two years of post-qualified work experience.

Mentors are experienced Hong Kong-based lawyers, from a variety of backgrounds, with a demonstrated interest in public interest law and pro bono.


Key Dates

Note that these dates are subject to change. Mentors and mentees will also meet informally throughout the program.

Application deadline 17 June 2024
Interview and selection period 17 June  to 5 July 2024
Opening event 18 July 2024, evening
Mentee-Mentor meetings At least once a month from July to October 2024
Mid-term check-in with PILnet *26 August to 6 September 2024
Sharing session
(get-together with mentors and mentees)
*5 September 2024, evening
Closing event *24 October 2024, evening

*To be confirmed



We are grateful to the WYNG Foundation for their support of this program.