Miami Law/Young ICCA Scholarship

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The University of Miami School of Law and Young ICCA award one full-tuition scholarship ($48,000) to an outstanding Young ICCA member to attend the International Arbitration LL.M. Program.

Essay Competition

The winner is chosen on the basis of an essay competition and an assessment of skills and academic achievements. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit a written essay of 2,000 words. Essays should address recent developments in the area of international arbitration in the applicant’s home jurisdiction, such as:

  • Passage or entry into force of a new arbitration law;
  • Establishment of a specialized court for matters related to arbitration;
  • Recent court case on enforcement of or challenge to arbitral awards, interim measures, etc.;
  • Recent, prominent arbitral award rendered (if available); or
  • Other recent developments in the area of international arbitration, such as opening of a new arbitral institution.

Absent such recent developments in the applicant’s home jurisdiction, applicants may detail their passion for the study and practice of international arbitration in their written essay.

Learn More - Web Chat Video

View a virtual chat video with White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Director Sandra Friedrich to learn more about the program and this remarkable scholarship opportunity. Click on the following link to view: International Arbitration LL.M. and Young ICCA Scholarship Web Chat Video.

Scholarship / Application Deadline

Applicants must submit all required documents to, and should include “Young ICCA Scholarship” in the subject line of their email. Only applicants who submitted a complete online application for admission to the International Arbitration LL.M. Program, with the required $50 program application fee, will be considered for the Young ICCA Scholarship. Applications for admissions and scholarships will be considered on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of February 15. However, interested students are encouraged to apply even after the priority deadline of February 15. Applications for admission are accepted up until the beginning of the program in early August, and scholarships may still be available at a later time.



Italian native Davide Schiavetti was named the 2015-2016 Young ICCA Scholarship winner.
Ukrainian Liliia Lemchenko was named the 2014-2015 Miami Law/Young ICCA Scholar. 
The winner of the Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award FOR 2013-14 was Eric van Eyken of Canada.
The winner of the 2012-2013 Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award was Wamiq Chowdhury. 


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The Chair of the LL.M. in International Arbitration is Professor Jan Paulsson. The Director of the program is Sandra Friedrich. The program coordinator is Arlene Buchanan. Marike Paulsson directs the International Arbitration Institute.




Martin Hunter
February 8, 2016:
Professor Martin Hunter panel and book launch.
Carolyn Lamm
April 17, 2015: Carolyn Lamm with White & Case LLP in Washington D.C. on "Can Process Make up for Distrust in International Arbitration?" Watch 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?"

Arbitration Institute Dedication
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