- has established two half-tuition merit scholarships for extremely well-qualified students to attend the 2008-2009 LLM program. Outstanding applicants should submit with their LLM application a letter including the following information: (1) a statement describing major professional, academic, and other qualifications, (2) reasons for applying for the scholarship, such as what you can contribute to the Duke Law community, and (3) names of persons other than those on the LLM application who can be contacted for additional references.
- Provides full tuition scholarships for three years of study to J.D. students who successfully meet the requirements of our Scholarships and Academic Scholars Programs. Scholars will benefit not only from generous financial support, but also from a fully integrated academic and professional program that will begin before their first day of class and will continue throughout their legal careers.
- Applicants who wish to be considered for any of the Law School’s Scholarships and/or Academic Scholars Programs should complete their application for admission by January 1
- For an undergraduate student in the School of Law and may be used to pay tuition fees, maintenance, accommodation and living costs as the recipient wishes.
- The value of the scholarship is £5,000 per year, initially for three years
- The scholarship will be paid to the chosen recipient by the University at the beginning of each academic year.
- Applicants for the scholarship may be nationals of any country. They must hold academic qualifications that comply with the University’s entry requirements for undergraduate degree programmes.
Overview – Law Scholarships
STEP # 1 – Understand the Law Scholarship Process
Attaining legal education entails a lot of challenges. Competition for admission to most law schools is intense. Prospective lawyers should develop proficiency in writing and speaking, reading, researching, analyzing, and thinking logically–skills needed to succeed both in law school and in the profession. The first degrees in law may be studied at either undergraduate or graduate level depending on the country. Vocational courses which prospective lawyers are required to pass in some countries before they may enter practice. Most set of requirements for admission include above average academic rankings. In whatever decisions that we make, the first step is always to gather necessary information about the process that we are about to undertake.
Now, if you have the qualifications to become one, the next pages will provide information on how to become an lawyer, the period to complete a several types and degrees of legal education and the requirements on how to become one.
- A lawyer maybe have a very prestigious and respectable title. However, along with this prestige is demanding profession. This article provides insight on legal education in North America, Asia and Africa, including requirements, timelines, and schedules of examinations.
- Legal matters can be serious and choosing the right type of lawyer can greatly influence the results that you obtain. Read on for information on types of specializations that lawyers take on after the formal legal education. It includes brief insights on Family Law specialists, Criminal Law specialists, and Civil Law specialists.
- There are two important examinations in legal education that needs preparation – Admission Test and Bar Examinations. This article offer information about the legal education admission exams and bar examinations schedules and administrators.
STEP # 2 – Develop a List of Potential Law Schools
After careful evaluation of your qualifications and now that you understand the process, you can now determine the type of law school you are applying to and the level that you will have to apply for.
The next step is to develop a list of law schools that you want to go to, and evaluate their requirements against your qualifications. It is also best to check if these law schools admit International Students and if they have available scholarships. Your best option is to check with individual law schools to see if they have any funding available. You would then apply for admission and scholarship concurrently. In most cases, scholarships are limited, therefore, it pays to apply in as many institutions as you can to get more chances of being granted with a scholarship. This way you may also increase your options and choices of which universities to go to for your legal education. It always pays to research everything before deciding.
For a list of institutions which may offer law scholarships, you may check out the following pages for African scholarships.