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Pepperdine | Caruso School of Law

Uganda Fellowship

The Nootbaar Fellow serves as a one-year liaison between Pepperdine Caruso Law and the Ugandan Judiciary. The position reports to the Director of the program. This position is responsible for managing projects in Uganda and assisting with trip logistics of Pepperdine teams traveling to Uganda. The Nootbaar Fellow serves as the point person for the expanding plea bargaining and public defender initiatives, for maintaining good relationships with the judiciary, and for coordinating the housing and court placements of summer Global Justice interns in Uganda. He or she will also help coordinate any other programs or projects that arise between Pepperdine and the judiciary during that year. The Fellow will be paid a stipend of $40,000 for the year. We will assist the Fellow with finding housing. The beginning term will overlap at least one week with the current Fellow for training and cultural orientation.


Application Process

The application will be available by January 1, 2022 and will close on March 30, 2022. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and the application will close when the positions have been filled.



Relationship Building  |  Build relationships with strategic leaders in Uganda

Administration  |  Direct the administration and logistics of the programs in Uganda

Travel  |  Travel will be required throughout the country of Uganda when hosting teams of Pepperdine students and lawyers for various projects

Grants  |  Assist with the submission of grant proposals by retrieving necessary data and testimony for those proposals

Collaboration  |  Work collaboratively and dynamically with the SGJI team to sustain the nation's top global justice program

The above information has been designed to indicate the general level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Skills and Qualifications

Juris Doctor Degree  |  Required

Core Competencies  |  Must embody the core competencies of the Pepperdine Law family: Humility, Integrity, Loyalty, Joyfulness, Teamwork, Initiative, Creativity, Innovation, Timeliness, Professionalism

Leadership  |  Must be able to relate well and inspire confidence from world leaders in the US and abroad

Administration  |  Must be meticulously organized and gifted administratively to ensure nothing gets missed

Diplomacy  |  Must be able to navigate complex relationships and interests in high stress situations

Analysis  |  Must be able to problem solve creatively with little or no resources in developing world settings

Creativity  |  Must bring a creative and inspiring outlook to the team

Diversity  |  Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds

Stipend  |  $40,000  |  The stipend is paid in two installments: $20,000 at the start of the fellowship and $20,000 half-way through the fellowship

This is a 40 hour per week position