Advocacy LL.M. Fellowship

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.  Members of the US Military are encouraged to apply.

Benefits:

  • Paid Research Assistant position with a faculty member or program at WCL;
  • A designated mentor and the opportunity to write a publishable quality paper or case file or an opportunity to co-teach a course or co-coach a mock trial team in the second semester of the Program; and
  • A partial tuition award of 1/3 to 1/2 of the total tuition to be applied over two semesters;

Requirements:

  • Student be admitted to the Advocacy LL.M. Program;
  • Student be a registered full-time student;
  • Student must be in good academic standing;
  • Student complete the Program in one year; and
  • Open to US trained lawyers only. 

How to Apply:

  • Early action deadline:  April 1 
  • Final application deadline:  Rolling
  • Submit an application to the Advocacy LL.M. Program
  • Submit a brief statement (no more than 2 pages single-spaced) explaining your interest in the Fellowship. The statement should address future career goals and ideas of either research topics or courses you are interested in co-teaching as part of the Fellowship.
  • Resume
  • Email the statement along with the resume and any other suplemental materials as a PDF attachment to llm@wcl.american.edu with "Fellowship Application" in the subject line.
  • Applicants may also be interviewed by Program Staff and Faculty.

Note:  Please note that any scholarship may affect your Federal Financial Aid Award.  Speak to your financial aid counselor regarding your Aid.  

*Total number of Fellowships awarded is dependent on the quality of applicants and availability of research assistant positions.