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Law School Scholarships Around the World

By Laura Tucker

Updated April 15, 2021 Updated April 15, 2021

Whether you’re studying law at undergraduate levelgraduate level, or just want to know the types of funding available worldwide before applying to study law, you’ve come to the right place!

Take a look below at the selection of law school scholarships and grants currently available to law students around the world, and click the links to find out more.

Law scholarships to study anywhere in the world

Law scholarships to study in Australia & New Zealand

To study in Australia:

To study in New Zealand:

Law scholarships to study in Europe

To study in Germany:

  • DAAD Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG) – Postgraduate scholarships for students from countries in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, to undertake a master’s degree in public policy at a participating German university. Applicants should have studied a related undergraduate degree (e.g. law, economics or politics) and should intend to use their qualification within their country of origin.
  • Max Planck Society Research Scholarships – Doctoral and postdoctoral law scholarships for doctoral students and researchers to study law in Germany.

To study in the Netherlands:

To study in the UK:

Law scholarships to study in North America

To study in Canada:

To study in the US:

  • AABA Foundation Scholarships – US scholarships for law students interested in pursuing careers in public interest, for students from the Asia-Pacific and other underrepresented communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. International students are eligible, but must live in the Bay Area.
  • ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund – Law school scholarships offered by the American Bar Association (ABA), open to first-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools in the US. Open to US citizens only.
  • Arent Fox Diversity Scholarship Program – Scholarships for law students in their first and second year at an ABA-accredited law school in the US. Scholarship winners will receive a $20,000 award and a salaried summer associate position.
  • Bradley R Corbett Scholarship – Law scholarships for US citizens offered by defense attorney, Bradley R Corbett.
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association Scholarship – Law school scholarships for students pursuing a JD program at an accredited university in the US. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and interest in certain aspects of US law.
  • MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program – Law school scholarships for Latino students interested in advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. Open to Latino US citizens studying law at any degree level in the US.
  • National Bar Institute Law School Scholarships and Grants – Law school scholarships and grants available to US students enrolled at law school in the US. Funding for African-American and minority students available.
  • NYU Law Scholarship Programs @ NYU – Various scholarships for law students undertaking the JD program at New York University (NYU) in the US. Scholarships also cover specializations such as cybersecurity.
  • JD Scholarships @ University of San Diego – Various JD scholarships are available for entering students who show academic excellence (such as a strong academic background/LSAT score).
  • Cohen & Cohen Civil Justice Scholarship – An $1,000 scholarship available to a student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the US (including first-year university students, who graduated high school or have a GED), and any high school Junior or Senior.
  • DREAM Act ScholarshipAn $500 merit-based, essay-contest scholarship which aims to support individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the US.

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Many more law scholarships in the US, from private law firms and external organizations, can be found listed on the University of Notre Dame’s law school website. Another US university listing external law school scholarships is the University of California, Berkeley.

This article was originally published in March 2015. It was updated in November 2018.

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This article was originally published in November 2016 . It was last updated in April 2021

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Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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