Each year, the Friends of the PPP selects top Afghan lawyers, judges and professors to participate in its Afghan LL.M. Scholarship Program.
The Afghan LL.M. Scholarship Program sends Afghan legal professionals to the United States to pursue graduate-level legal studies for one academic year. Participants in the program receive scholarships covering the cost of tuition, in addition to funds for the scholars’ travel and living expenses in the United States. Scholarship recipients will earn an LL.M. (“masters of law”) degree at a U.S. university. A small number of scholars may be selected for non-degree granting “visiting scholar” programs.
The Afghan LL.M. Scholarship Program is only open to applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to return to Afghanistan and to contribute to rule of law and the justice system in a meaningful way. All LL.M. Scholars must sign a pledge to return to Afghanistan upon completion of their studies; any scholars who fail to return will be asked to repay any and all scholarship funds they have received.
Applications for the 2013-2014 LLM Scholarship Program are now available. Please see the document below for application details and a list of required materials. The application deadline for the 2012-2013 LLM Scholarship Program is November 1, 2012.
Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:
Ø Submit a complete application according to the guidelines.
Ø Have a degree in law.
Ø Have strong written and spoken English ability, as demonstrated by a TOEFL or IELTS score.
Ø Have a demonstrated commitment to return to Afghanistan and use their legal education to contribute to rule of law and the country’s justice system.
Ø Have a clear vision for how this scholarship will assist them in their career goals.
Ø Have a strong academic record.
The PPP scholarship committee will also take factors such as geography, area of legal interest, gender, and letters of recommendation into consideration in making their decisions.
Please see the document below for additional information on the Afghan LL.M. Scholarship Program application requirements and process.
If you have any questions about the LLM Scholarship Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.