Qualified lawyers and law graduates wishing to boost their knowledge of global legal practice by studying for a Masters of Law LL.M degree can apply for a new scholarship to help with their fees. 22/03/2012
The International Bar Association (IBA) and The College of Law are offering four £2,500 awards towards their full-time LL.M in International Legal Practice, which runs at the College’s Moorgate centre from September 2012.
This follows the College’s recent launch of scholarships for the full-time Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course and Bar Professional Training Course postgraduate programmes, as well as for its new undergraduate LL.B law degree, which starts in September.
To apply students must have accepted a place on the September 2012 full-time London LL.M programme by 20 July 2012. They need to submit an essay, short video or other form of digital presentation also by 20 July on the subject: ‘Why the world needs lawyers’.
Tim Hughes, deputy executive director of the IBA, said, ‘The practical advantages of this LL.M, in being tutored on how to conduct real cross-border transactions, will broaden the skills of any aspiring young lawyer, and we are delighted to be able to broaden access to it through offering these scholarships.'
The kind of issues and questions that students are asked to address in their scholarship entries include:
Entries will be judged by a panel comprising College of Law and IBA legal professionals who will assess students’ ability to demonstrate a range of professional skills required by modern law firms such as communication, creative and analytical thinking, commercial awareness and a passion for the law.
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