African Legal Impact Scholarship
Deadline: 18 December 2021
Berkeley Law LL.M. (Master of Laws) is a general degree designed to prepare foreign lawyers for global practice. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of U.S. law while allowing for customization based on individual interests. Students can earn certificates of specialization in several areas of law, pursue eligibility to register for a U.S. bar exam, or complete a thesis.
HOW TO APPLY
Berkeley Law requires that applicants submit their application online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website. The LSAC is an independent, nonprofit organization that manages admissions for the majority of American law schools. If you do not have an LSAC account, you may register for one here. The free basic LSAC account allows you to search for law schools, view application requirements and save a list of schools and programs.
There are two basic steps to applying via LSAC:
Submitting your electronic application form (includes CV, personal statement and application fee), and
Submitting your supporting documents (transcripts, recommendation letters).
Berkeley recommends that you complete and submit your electronic application form even if your supporting documents are not ready; this enables Berkeley Law to see that you have begun the application process and will create a record for you in our system. Once you have submitted your application form and paid the application fee, you will use LSAC’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (CAS) to submit your supporting documents.
The African Legal Impact Scholarship was developed to encourage enrollment of students from Africa seeking advanced legal education. Because funds are extremely limited, the African Legal Impact Scholarship can only be provided to two outstanding applicants each year.
Scholarship awards are based on:
Citizenship or primary residence in Africa
A Statement of Intention describing what the scholarship recipient plans on accomplishing in Africa after graduating from the LL.M. executive track
A complete application to the LL.M. executive track program received no later than:
November 1st for option A (spring start)
December 18th for option B (summer start)
Transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent to LSAC well in advance in order to allow time for processing.
Students must be admitted to the LL.M. executive track program before they can apply for this scholarship. Scholarship application instructions will be provided to eligible admitted students.
This is a full-tuition waiver. Recipients will be responsible for paying only the $1,000 seat deposit, plus travel and living expenses.
Recipients must maintain a minimum grade standard of ‘P’ (pass) or higher in all classes during the first semester in order to maintain scholarship eligibility during the second semester, and students who begin the program in spring must also maintain the minimum grade standard during the second semester to maintain scholarship eligibility during the third semester.