Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
For a fourth year, the UW School of Law’s Sustainable International Development Law program is pleased to partner with TRACE International, a leading nonprofit business association focused on anti-bribery compliance, to offer a new LL.M. scholarship aimed at developing exceptional young leaders in the field of anti-corruption who are committed to advancing commercial transparency.
The TRACE Scholar will have a demonstrated interest in anti-corruption efforts and will write their LL.M. thesis on a subject related to anticorruption: international instruments, compliance or enforcement. They will enroll in relevant courses focused on business ethics, rule of law, governance and/or economic development. The TRACE Scholar Program will provide emerging leaders and professionals with an interest in anti-corruption and bribery prevention with an intensive course of study followed by a practical and “hands-on” internship.
- A first degree in law or equivalent
- Is a national from either a low or lower-middle income developing country (as defined by the World Bank)
- Will make a commitment to return to applicant’s home country to work for a period of 2-3 years
- Strong English skills. The following minimum score is required, (test scores must be less than two years old):
- 580 TOEFL
- 92 TOEFLiBT
Note: Candidate may take the TOEFL after submitting his or her application if scheduling does not permit an earlier testing.
- Evidence of leadership skills
- Willingness to participate in interviews via Skype
- Ready to commence studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year
- The TRACE Scholar Program will fully fund (with tuition, lodging and travel) an international lawyer from a developing country to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption.
- The UW Law TRACE Scholar will spend an academic year at the University of Washington followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. The person selected as a TRACE Scholar must be ready to commence his/her studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year.
Candidates should submit the following materials. The applicant should submit all of her materials, if possible, in one email or mailing. Please send documents in MS-Word, pdf or text file format. Do not send jpeg, gif or other photo scans.
- Cover sheet
- At least two letters of recommendation from legal professionals in the home country. References may be submitted via email to [email protected]
- Official transcripts and degree statements.
- Resume or CV; and
- A personal statement of 2-3 pages which describes the applicant’s interest and experience in dealing with anti-corruption and a description of how such a scholarship will further his or her work to combat corruption in the applicant’s home country
Please submit your application via email to [email protected] by February 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. You may also mail your application to:
UW TRACE Fellowship
c/o Sustainable International Development Graduate Program
University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA 98195
Please note – Applicants for the scholarship will not be asked to complete the LL.M. application unless he or she is selected as the scholarship recipient.
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