Each year, several scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants to the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. on the basis of skills and achievements.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: With the exception of the Young ICCA Scholarship, no separate application is required for scholarships offered by the International Arbitration LL.M. Program. Students who submit a complete application for admission are automatically considered for these prestigious scholarships upon admission to the program on the basis of skills and achievements. Applications for admissions and scholarships are considered on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of February 15. Interested students are encouraged to apply even after the priority deadline of February 15. Applications for admission are accepted until the beginning of program studies in August and January, and scholarships may still be available at a later time.
White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship
For the White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship, one full-tuition scholarship ($53,000) awarded by the University of Miami School of Law and White & Case LLP.
"The fact that I received this scholarship is extremely important for me, as it means that my academic and professional achievements were recognized on an international level," says Lokova. "It is a great honor to be awarded this scholarship from Carolyn B. Lamm, an eminent professional and international arbitration specialist and an outstanding example of a woman who made a career in the field of international dispute resolution."
Madina Lokova, LL.M. in International Arbitration '17
International Attorney, White & Case, Washington, DC
White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship Recipient, 2016-17
Young ICCA Scholarship
For the Young ICCA Scholarship, one full-tuition scholarship ($53,000) awarded by the University of Miami School of Law and Young ICCA to a Young ICCA member.
“I can confidently say that there is not another program that could offer all the benefits and opportunities that Miami Law does. The classes in this program are taught by the leading arbitration practitioners in the field which have been involved in almost every major arbitration case in the world, providing the students a unique insight about the practice of arbitration and an invaluable opportunity to learn from the experience of the individuals responsible of the so-called 'golden age' of arbitration.”
Ivan Ignacio Bracho Gonzalez, LL.M. in International Arbitration '19
Associate, Hogan Lovells, Miami, FL
Young ICCA Scolarship Recipient, 2017-18
International Arbitration Institute Scholarship
For the International Arbitration Institute Scholarship, one or more partial-tuition scholarships awarded by the University of Miami’s International Arbitration Institute.
“I chose the program on International Arbitration offered by the University of Miami as it is one of the most prestigious programs in the U.S., I truly believe that Miami is right now ‘the place to be’ when it comes to the future of international arbitration.”
Ana Lombardía Villalba, LL.M. in International Arbitration '16
International Case Director
International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Miami, FL
International Arbitration Institute Scholarship Recipient, 2015-16
Vis Moot Scholarship
For the Vis Moot Scholarship, one half-tuition scholarship ($26,500) is available. This is for a present or past student participant, coach or arbitrator in the: Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna, Austria or the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (East) Competition in Hong Kong, SAR China.
“Thanks to the Vis Moot scholarship, I was able to attend extremely interesting courses taught by some of the most renowned international arbitration practitioners in the world. I was impressed not only with their teaching skills but also that the professors meet with students outside of class to answer questions and often give real-life career tips that are extremely helpful for our job search.”
Mariafiore Miniussi, LL.M. in International Arbitration '19
Vis Moot Scholarship Recipient, 2018-19
UBA-Rosario Moot Scholarship
One half-tuition scholarship ($26,500) is available for a present or past student participant, coach or arbitrator in the UBA-Rosario Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Scholarship
Ishaan Madaan, LL.M. Class of 2020
Read about Miami Law's first FDI Moot Scholar
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
One half-tuition scholarship ($26,500) is available to be awarded to an AIJA Member. Applicants must complete their application to the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program offered at the University of Miami School of Law by February 15 to be considered for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding applicant based on an assessment of achievements and skills. In addition, the $50 application fee will be waived for any AIJA Member, who directly applies to Miami Law’s International Arbitration LL.M. program through the University’s Online Application System.
For the e-Fellows Scholarship, one half-tuition scholarship ($26,5000) is available for a present or past participant of the E-fellows LL.M. Day in Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich, Germany.
“It is a great honor to be the E-Fellows scholarship holder and without this scholarship, I would not have been able to come to Miami. My great experience of studying here is built on this scholarship.”
Luca Thönes, LL.M. in International Arbitration '17
Associate, LUTHER Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg, Germany
eFellows Scholarship Recipient, 2016-17
Moot Madrid Scholarship
For the Moot Madrid Scholarship, one half-tuition scholarship ($26,5000) is available for a present or past participant of the competition.
Anna-Maria Riemer, LL.M. '19
Read about Miami Law's first Moot Madrid Scholar
Other Sources of Funding
"I had never heard of a Fulbright and thought I'd give it a try. If I had known how competitive it is, I might not have applied. But I had been thinking about a dispute resolution center for a while and saw this as an opportunity to advance the idea towards reality...When I saw 'Congratulations' as the subject line of an incoming email, I had trouble concentrating on the rest of the meeting. It is such enormous honor."
Md Monzur Rabbi, LL.M. in International Arbitration '18
Fulbright Scholar 2017-18
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn, UK); Senior Partner & Head of Chambers, Rahman & Rabbi Legal
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Additional scholarships may be available through United States governmental or international organizations, such as the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program for U.S. veterans, the Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarship Program and Education USA for international students, the Cobb Family Fellowship for graduates of the University of Iceland, the Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarship Program for nationals of OAS member states, the Margaret McNamara Education Grant, and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship Program. In addition, funding for international students may be available in their home countries, such as through the Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Germany), BECAS (Chile), the Yamaguchi Foundation (Japan), the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACAM) or World Wide Studies (Ukraine); similar programs exist in many other countries.
Learn more about our scholarships and the International Arbitration LL.M. program by watching this video of our December 2018 Online Information Chat led by Director Sandra Friedrich.