LL.M. Scholarship Opportunities

LLM Scholarship Opportunities

The Advocacy LL.M. Fellowship is designed for exceptional students enrolling in WCL's Advocacy LL.M. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the Program .

How to Apply: See complete program details.

The David E. Aaronson Graduate Scholarship in Trial Advocacy (“Aaronson LL.M. Scholarship”) was established by the Director of the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program to recognize an incoming LL.M. in Advocacy student who demonstrates a serious  interest in and dedication to the art of advocacy.  Prof. Aaronson has been a professor at American University for more than 30  years, teaching Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law and Procedure. 

To apply for the scholarship, please submit a brief letter of application by June 1st describing in a one page essay why you should be selected, including your goals in pursuing an LL.M. in Advocacy and how an LL.M. in Advocacy will help advance your career goals.  The letter can be sent to llm@wcl.american.edu.  Please be sure to state you are applying for the Advocacy LL.M. Scholarship in the subject line.

 

What is covered?

  • 100% tuition scholarship

  • Offered to students in the LL.M in International Legal Studies; & LL.M. in Gender, International & Comparative Law.

Eligibility Requirements

  • High-achieving students with the potential of becoming leaders in their respective practice areas.

To apply

  • A complete LL.M. application, and

  • Two essays:

  • Describe a current regional, international or country-specific legal problem and offer your solution to the problem. (no more than 750 words)

  • Describe how you will contribute to WCL as an ILSP Alumni Fund Scholar? (no more than 250 words)

Application Deadline

March 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)

 

What is covered?

50% tuition scholarship; offered to students in the following LL.M. programs: International Legal Studies; International Business and Trade Law; International Arbitration and Business Law; Gender, International and Comparative Law

Eligibility Requirements

  • High-performing students who display academic rigor and dedication to addressing global legal issues.

  • Prior work experience is a plus

To apply

  • A complete application for an LL.M. program at AUWCL, along with a cover letter explaining how the LL.M. and the scholarship will help strengthen your professional career, and how you will contribute to AUWCL after the LL.M.?

Application Deadline

March 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully funded master’s level scholarships at a network of universities across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America, including American University Washington College of Law. The program aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities.

The award will cover all tuition and fees, monthly stipend for room and board, program related travel, health insurance, all costs for an annual student conference, and a pre-university writing program. The scholarship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members. Applications are due September 15th for Fall admission. For more information on how to apply, visit the CSLA Website or email csla@infoscholar.org. All application materials should be sent directly to CSLA. If you are selected for the scholarship by CSLA, they will place you at one of their partner schools in the US or Europe. For FAQ's, please click here.

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property offers fellowships designed for exceptional students committed to their field of specialization. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the LL.M. in Intellectual Property.

How to Apply: See complete program details.

 

What is covered?

  • 100% tuition scholarship

  • Offered to students in the LL.M in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Eligibility Requirements

  • Previously participated in the Inter-American Moot Court Competition at AUWCL

To apply

  • A complete LL.M. application, and an essay describing your experience in the competition and explain why you want to pursue an LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Application Deadline

  March 1

Additional Information

  • Awarded for students enrolled in the fall semester only

 

What is covered?

  • 100% tuition scholarship

  • Offered to students in the LL.M in International Arbitration & Business Law

Eligibility Requirements

  • High-achieving students with the potential of becoming leaders in the area of international arbitration

To apply

  • A complete LL.M application along with a complete CV, including a list of publications (if any), and

  • An essay addressing the following questions:

    • What was the most significant case or situation that you handled in your legal career? Please elaborate.
    • What impact have you made in your practice area, and how?
    • How would the scholarship and the LL.M. at AUWCL help you expand that impact, including potential change and adaptation of that practice area??
  • An essay explaining how you will contribute to AUWCL after your LL.M. studies?

Application Deadline

March 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)

The Program on Law & Government offers fellowships designed for exceptional students committed to their field of specialization. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the LL.M. in Law & Government.

How to Apply: See complete program details

 

What is covered?

Up to 40% tuition scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Offered to students with strong academic performance in law school, and/or prior legal work experience.

To apply

  • A complete application for an LL.M. program at AUWCL

  • A one page cover letter indicating your qualifications and academic background

 

What is covered?

  • 100% tuition scholarship

  • Offered to students in the LL.M. in International Business & Trade Law

Eligibility Requirements

  • Strong academic interest in international trade law

  • Outstanding grades and prior work experience as a trade lawyer

To apply

  • A complete LL.M application along with a complete CV, including a list of publications (if any), and

  • An essay addressing the following questions:

    • What was the most significant case or situation that you handled in your legal career? Please elaborate.

    • What impact have you made in your practice area, and how?

    • How would the scholarship and the LL.M. at AUWCL help you expand that impact, including potential change and adaptation of that practice area?

  • An essay explaining how you will contribute to AUWCL after your LL.M. studies?

Application Deadline

  March 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)

 

What is covered?

50% tuition scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participated previously in one of AUWCL Summer Programs

To apply

  • A complete application for an LL.M. program at AUWCL, and

  • An essay describing a current regional, international or country-specific legal problem and offering your solution to the problem. (no more than 750 words)

Application Deadline

  March 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)