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.

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

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 13 July 2023
Interviews and selection period
17 to 20 July 2023
Opening event: Meet your mentor 27 July 2023 evening
Mentee-Mentor meetings At least once a month from August to November 2023
Get-together with mentors and mentees
(topic to be confirmed in due course)
*5 October 2023
Closing event *23 November 2023

*To be confirmed


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