Chelsea Lalancette, AUWCL Class of 2019
Place of Internship: Refugee Law Project in Uganda
“In Summer of 2017 I received an EJF stipend to pursue an internship with Refugee Law Project in Uganda. The Refugee Law Project is based at Makerere Univeristy School of Law in Kampala, Uganda. They provide legal and social services to refugees and internally displaced people across Uganda, as well as promoting peace and conflict resolution through their transitional justice program.
I was placed in the Hoima field office, where I provided direct services to refugees in refugee settlements and prisons across Western Uganda, including consultations and know your rights presentations regarding criminal defense, conflict resolution, government benefits, resettlement and other issues. I also provided legal advise in community based dispute resolutions and conducted research and writing for policy advocacy and reporting purposes.”