International Bar Association and College of Law launch LLM scholarships

The International Bar Association (IBA) and The College of Law (CoL) are offering four £2,500 awards towards their full-time LLM in International Legal Practice.

To apply students must have accepted a place on the September 2012 full-time London LLM 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”.

The LLM in International Legal Practice was launched by the CoL and IBA in 2007 and was designed with contributions from leading global law firms, including Allen & Overy, DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie.

Since the LL.M’s launch in 2007, lawyers from nearly 35 jurisdictions have registered for a total of around 1,700 LLM modules.

Tim Hughes, Deputy Executive Director of the IBA, said: “The practical advantages of this LLM, 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.”

Robert Dudley, Business Development Director at the CoL, said: “Commercial legal practice in the modern world of law is becoming more and more globalised.The skill set required for a career in the international legal market has increased over the past decade with specialist skills and global business insight now setting lawyers apart. This new LLM scholarship scheme will widen access to a world-class qualification designed to boost students’ future legal careers.”

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 LLB law degree, which starts in September.

Further details, guidance and terms and conditions for the scholarships are available at