American University Washington College of Law Scholarships, US

Deadline: 1 May 2011 (for admissions)
Open to: enrolled LLM candidates at the Washington College of Law
Scholarship: various

International Legal Studies Program

One of the first truly international programs, the LLM program in International Legal Studies is ranked among the top ten international law LLM programs in the United States and is currently the only program in the United States to offer a dual LLM/MBA degree.
A program over 25 years old and still growing, the ILSP was established in 1980 in response to a growing demand for lawyers trained in international law. With over 170 students from 53 countries, the International Legal Studies Program at the American University Washington College of Law is one of the most intellectually and culturally diverse programs in the nation. The program incorporates a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning, and special events which allow our students to interact and network with esteemed faculty, international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers.

Alumni Fund Scholarship (AFS)

The ILSP Alumni Fund offers 3-5 full tuition scholarships to newly admitted LLM students who display rigorous academic dedication to the advancement of issues in international law.

AFS scholarships are only granted to students entering in the fall.

Students MUST have submitted a complete application to the ILSP LLM program before March 1.

More information on how to apply.

Summer Academy Scholarship

The ILSP will offer 12 credits to one participant of each of the WCL summer academies.

Applicants must enroll in the ILSP LLM program in the fall or spring semester immediately following the summer academy in which they participated. Applications for fall 2010 has been extended to July 1, 2010.

Applicants must have taken a minimum of 2 courses in one of the academies.

Submit an essay to [email protected] addressing the following:
Briefly describe a regional, international, or country specific legal problem (related to Human Rights, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, or Arbitration) and offer your solution to the problem.
The essay may not exceed 750 words. Please note in the subject of your email Summer Academy Scholarship Essay.

Tuition Remission Scholarship

Partial tuition remission grants, usually of 2 to 8 academic credits, are available for a limited number of LLM students. These grants are normally reserved for international students, though all requests will be reviewed.

Tuition Remission applications should be submitted directly with your LLM application.

Tuition remission awards are based on high academic merit and those who show high financial need.

Tuition remission awards are only granted for one semester.

Download the tuition remission application.

More info about scholarships here.

Application Process

Fall Admission: May 1
Spring Admission: October 1

General Scholarship Requirements

* Scholarship applications must be submitted with a complete LLM application.
* Scholarship applications submitted past the deadline or with an incomplete LLM application will not be considered.
* The ILSP mainly grants scholarships to our LLM students who are eligible to receive an I-20 from the university and who maintain legal immigration status as an F-1 visa holder.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLY EARLY! It can take up to three months (or more) processing time for students to receive their student visa (F-1 visa). We recommend international students apply to the program at least one month before the actual deadline to allow additional time to apply for and receive the F-1 visa.

Admission decisions are made on the basis of all information provided in the completed application. A completed application contains

* Application Form (PDF | Online)
* Application Fee
* Official Proof of Competency in English (for non-native speakers) sent from testing agency
* Official Copies of Academic Records
* Two Letters of Recommendation
* Statement of Purpose
* Tuition Remission Form (if applicable)

Please mail all application documents to:

ILSP Admissions
Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 309A
Washington, DC 20016 USA

If you are sending an SJD application please do NOT send it to the above address. The SJD program is separate from the ILSP LLM. See the SJD website for their proper mailing information.

The official webpage.

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