This Bonavero Institute Fellowship at the Namibian Supreme Court in Windhoek is a six-month clerkship, tenable from early October 2019 to the end of March 2020. Before applying to this scheme, please ensure you have discussed this fully with your supervisor and/or course administration team.

About the Namibian Supreme Court

The Namibian Supreme Court is the highest court of appeal in Namibia. Namibia has a written Constitution (the Namibian Constitution, 1990) with a fully justiciable Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court is presided over by the Chief Justice of Namibia, and has five permanent judges. It sits in Windhoek. Decisions of the Namibian Supreme Court can be found at http://www.saflii.org/na/cases/NASC/

About the internship at the Namibian Supreme Court

The Supreme Court employs three full-time law clerks, and has welcomed unpaid foreign law clerks for short periods in previous years. Like full-time law clerks, unpaid foreign law clerks work closely with the judges at the court, and will attend hearings, prepare bench memoranda on pending appeals, and otherwise assist judges in their work.

About the Bonavero Fellowship at the Namibian Supreme Court

The successful candidate will receive a maximum of £4,200 to cover travel, living and other expenses associated with the clerkship. In determining the amount to be awarded, other sources of funding will be taken into account.

Please refer to the overview page referring specifically to the application process and eligibility criteria.


This Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from donors to the Institute.