Young ICCA/Miami Law LL.M. Scholarship Competition

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University of Miami School of Law and Young ICCA are pleased to announce its competition is now open for a full-tuition scholarship available to be awarded to an outstanding Young ICCA member to attend the University of Miami's International Arbitration LL.M. The winner is chosen on the basis of an essay competition and an assessment of skills and achievements.

Process for 2014-15 Competition
For this competition, candidates must submit an online application* with $50 application fee for the LL.M. program. They must also submit the following documents to by Friday, May 1, 2015:

  • A written essay of no more than 6000 words. The essay should also include an executive summary of no more than 500 words. Proposed essay topics include:

    • What is the effect of international arbitration on public governance?
    • May investors pursuing a claim against a State rely on more than one treaty?
    • What is the consequence of a State's failure to respect the New York Convention?
    • What are the ethical dimensions of the functions of international arbitral institutions?
  • TOEFL score (minimum of 92)
  • personal statement*
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts
  • notarized copy of diploma
  • resume

For a full description of the required documents listed above, excluding the essay, please visit the Admissions webpage.

Decision on the scholarship recipient shall be made by the end of May, 2015.

* Candidates must indicate in their personal statements that they are applying to the UM/Young ICCA scholarship and should include "UM/Young ICCA scholarship" in the subject line of any e-mails to


Liliia Iemchenko Ukrainian Liliia Lemchenko was named the 2015 Miami Law/Young ICCA Scholar

Eric van EykenThe winner of the Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award FOR 2013-14 was Eric van Eyken of Canada.

Wamiq ChowdhuryThe winner of the 2012-2013 Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award was Wamiq Chowdhury

The International Arbitration LL.M. program is led by Sandra Friedrich and  Professor Jan Paulsson, holder of the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair.
Director of the International Arbitration Institute: Marike Paulsson

The University of Miami would be delighted to welcome attorneys to apply and help open doors into the world of arbitration. Please do not hesitate to request information or contact the program.




Carolyn Lamm
April 17, 2015: Carolyn Lamm, Partner and Co-Chair of International Arbitration, Americas with White & Case LLP in Washington D.C. on "Can Process Make up for Distrust in International Arbitration?" Watch video of this lecture on the Young ICCA website.

Stephen M. Schwebel
April 1, 2015: Stephen M. Schwebel, former U.S. judge and president of the International Court of Justice, on "The High Tide of International Adjudication and Arbitration." 

V.V. Veeder
February 12, 2015: V.V. Veeder on "What Makes or Unmakes a Place of International Arbitration?"

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