Applicants looking to start an LLM in Dispute Resolution or the new International Commercial Arbitration Concentration will have three full tuition scholarships available for Fall 2014. The Beijing Arbitration Commission and JAMS scholarship have been renewed for a second year, while the Seegmiller Scholarship is a new scholarship opportunity for the Fall.
The Beijing Arbitration Commission Scholarship
BAC is a not-for-profit permanent organization devoted to providing a forum for impartial and efficient alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation. It was founded in 1995 following the passage of the Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China. The BAC focuses on contractual and property-related disputes, both commercial and international, among citizens, legal persons and other organizations. Since its founding, the BAC has grown into the foremost arbitration commission in China providing its services to both domestic and foreign parties. From an initial annual load of only a handful of cases, today the BAC consistently ranks among the top in both in the number of cases accepted and the total disputed amount. The BAC Scholarship is available to those pursuing an LLM with a Concentration in International Commercial Arbitration.
JAMS is the largest for-profit provider of mediation and arbitration services in the United States, with offices in more than 25 cities and more than 300 retired judges and senior lawyers on its panel. JAMS has been focusing on international opportunities, including the opening of an office in London, and sees this scholarship as an expression of its support for future international arbitration practitioners. The JAMS Scholarship is available to those pursuing an LLM with a Concentration in International Commercial Arbitration.
The Seegmiller Scholarship
The Seegmiller Law Firm headquartered in Newport Beach serves those who need legal services in both California and Nevada. The Seegmiller scholarship is available to applicants from Korea looking to earn a LLM in Dispute Resolution or the LLM with a Concentration in International Commercial Arbitration.
Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2014. Application for the BAC, JAMS or Seegmiller scholarships will be due May 1, 2014.
Interested applicants should send a two-page letter highlighting why they should to be selected for the each of the different scholarships to be considered.