Apply Now for the 2023 Cohort of TLP Kickstart

TLP Kickstart aims to provide young lawyers (1 - 2 years at the bar) with first-hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of a venture & technology law practice whilst working closely with a team of legal experts. Each TLP Kickstarter will be paired with a Coaching Associate (i.e. an associate on the TLP Advisory team) to support them in proffering solutions to TLP clients' legal problems.


Here is a description of an ideal TLP Kickstarter

  • You have studied law from any accredited university and were called to the Nigerian Bar within the last two years, i.e. either 2021 or 2022.
  • You have an excellent command of the English Language (speaking and writing).
  • You have demonstrated interest in venture law and the tech ecosystem.
  • You are a self-starter, hardworking, detailed and result-oriented.
  • You are currently not engaged in any job role.
  • You have a good grasp of collaboration tools like Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Tools, Slack, etc.

Selection Process for The Kickstart Program

  • Stage 1: Upon submitting your application, if you meet the specified criteria, you will receive an email with a link to a 1-hour online test, which you must complete within 48 hours of receiving the email. The test will include questions that test your communication skills and attention to detail. You will also answer three short essay questions.
  • Stage 2: If you pass the test, we will ask you to record and submit a 2-minute video. You will receive instructions on the content of the video if you pass the test.
  • Stage 3: We will review your video submissions and invite shortlisted candidates for a 30-minute chat.

Successful applicants will receive an offer at the end of Stage 3.

These stages will happen over four weeks, starting July 31, 2023.

Good Luck!