Friday, January 31, 2014

Scholarship Announcement: Civil Society Leadership Award - Syracuse University

Award: The Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships to support studies in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at Syracuse University College of Law.

 Purpose: CSLA aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence, and who have the potential to become civil society leaders in their home countries.

Eligibility: Only citizens or permanent residents of the following countries are eligible for the CSLA:

Azerbaijan Ethiopia Syria
Belarus Laos Turkmenistan
Cambodia South Sudan Uzbekistan
Egypt Sudan  

Structure: Successful candidates will receive the following support:
   • Tuition and mandatory school fees
   • Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses
   • Program-related travel • Accident/sickness insurance during the program
   • Fund for educational materials and professional development
   • All costs associated with the CSLA annual conference
   • Possible internship support
   • Pre-university writing program in July/August
   • Note: CSLA does not provide funding for spouses/dependents

Selection: Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2014. Criteria for selection will include academic merit and the potential for contributing to the development of civil society in the countries listed above. To apply:
   1. Submit an application (with all materials) to the LL.M. in American Law program by following the              application instructions on the program’s website at (
   2. Register with the CSLA directory at (

Applications will be reviewed by Syracuse Law and representatives of CSLA, and an interview may be necessary. Applicants  will be notified of their award and admissions status in April 2014. Contact for  more information. Visit

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University was recently recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as one of only two Bicycle Friendly Universities in the State of Texas. Read here: for more information on how Texas Tech earned this honor.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Master of Laws (LLM) - University of Iowa

Each year the College of Law admits students to pursue studies leading to the LLM degree. We invite you to consider the ways in which our LLM might meet your needs. We provide practical training and a path to bar admission and opportunities for in-depth research in a world-class setting. Our comfortable environment and affordable cost of living mean our LLM students get high value and support. Please explore the options below and consider the Iowa LLM Advantages!

As a top public law school, The University of Iowa College of Law offers a great deal for prospective LLM students.

Practical Training and Path to Bar Admission: If you are interested in qualifying for a bar examination, you can benefit from our LLM Legal Analysis, Writing and Research course, and core courses including Contracts, Property, Torts and Professional Responsibility. Our extended orientation provides an introduction to US law that will ensure your success as you launch your studies. In addition to the basics, choose from our large variety of regularly offered courses, most of which are open to LLM candidates. Work with your Iowa advisors to tailor your program to meet the requirements of New York (Important Information for Foreign-Educated Applicants to the New York State Bar [pdf]), Wisconsin, and California bars.

In-depth Research Path: If you are interested in research, the Iowa LLM provides a setting that encourages close collaboration with renowned experts in comparative law, anti-competition law, law and economics, law and society and international law. Your LLM thesis will represent the culmination of research conducted in our world-class law library, which includes an extensive international and comparative law collection.

World Class Setting: The University of Iowa is a world class public institution with world renowned business, engineering, health, business and liberal arts specialties. Our tradition of interdisciplinary work provides exciting opportunities for students to collaborate with scholars from other disciplines. The small size of our program allows you to get to know the law school and university academic community well.

Comfortable Environment and Affordable Cost of Living: The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a comfortable, friendly community that is known equally for its academic excellence and cultural environment. Iowa City is a manageable size, but more affordable—both in terms of tuition and living expenses—than many of the large cities that are a close drive away. Immerse yourself in the environment of our vibrant campus, the literary culture of this UNESCO City of Literature, or in the music and art of the many festivals that occur throughout the year. Or travel the short distances to Chicago, Minneapolis or St. Louis to enjoy the offerings of a big city environment. (Wondering what it's like to visit Iowa?  Check out this video.)

Value and Support: Tuition costs and costs of living at Iowa are significantly lower than at peer institutions. Tuition discounts are provided for students employed by faculty as research assistants, and some scholarships are available as well.

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