The University of Miami School of Law and Young ICCA award one full-tuition scholarship ($54,750) to an outstanding Young ICCA member to attend the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program.
Young ICCA is a world-wide arbitration knowledge network for young practitioners and students. To apply to become a Young ICCA member, click here.
Scholarship Application Process: Essay Competition
The Young ICCA Scholarship winner is chosen on the basis of an essay competition and an assessment of academic and professional achievements and skills. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit a written essay of no less than 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. Applicants also may choose to address other topics related to international arbitration in their submission.
Applicants who would like to be considered for the Young ICCA Scholarship are strongly encouraged to submit a complete application for admission to the International Arbitration LL.M., including all required supporting documentation, as well as their scholarship essay by the Decemeber 15 priority deadline. Applicants should submit their scholarship essay via email, including "Young ICCA Scholarship" in the subject line.
For more information on the LL.M. application process, please click here.
Learn More - International Arbitration Program Chat
Watch a virtual chat with International Arbitration LL.M. Director Sandra Friedrich to learn more about the program and this remarkable scholarship opportunity. Click here to view the 2019 chat on the International Arbitration Program and Young ICCA scholarship.
MEET PAST MIAMI LAW/YOUNG ICCA SCHOLAR WINNERS
"I’m grateful to be here. I’ve met various prominent professionals and people that I now call friends. Also, the University gives me the opportunity to engage in forward-thinking discussions about arbitration and the new economy – something that is quite difficult to achieve anywhere else."
“The sheer number of opportunities associated with the Program make it a well-rounded experience in the law. To work as a Research Assistant with the International Arbitration Institute helps me keep in touch with the academic side of the field. And being a member of Miami Law’s team for this year’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the rigorous work in the International Moot Court Program ensures that my advocacy skills are constantly sharpened.”
"Receiving the scholarship has been a blessing; it has given me the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream. The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is the biggest arbitration organization in the world, which assembles the best arbitration practitioners and scholars from around the globe. While I was deeply honored to be selected, I also realized from that moment on that it represented a great responsibility to assume."
"The White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program is the best program in the market for anyone seeking to pursue a career in and contribute to the field of International Dispute Resolution. Its reputation precedes it for providing excellence in academics and research."
|"The personalized mentoring of the faculty combined with its outstanding competence provides participants with excellent tools to navigate the intricacies of the field. All of these factors were important to me and certainly distinguished this program as a top choice. Being selected as a winner of the Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship created an incredible opportunity for me to specialize early on in my career and achieve my goals."
Davide Schiavetti (Italy)
LL.M. International Arbitration '16
Associate, Rothwell Figg
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|“When I decided to enhance my academic knowledge and know-how on international arbitration during my postgraduate studies and come up as a high-class specialist, there was no doubt that the University of Miami is an excellent place for achieving my goals. The International Arbitration LL.M. Program at the University of Miami is probably the best one in the world.”
Liliia Iemchenko (Ukraine)
LL.M. International Arbitration '15
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|"Miami is clearly a growing center of international arbitration. Florida's courts understand their role in facilitating the resolution of international disputes. Arbitral tribunals are choosing Miami as the seat of arbitration for American arbitration. The opportunity to learn and study in such an environment...is not to be missed!"
Eric van Eyken (Canada)
LL.M. International Arbitration '14
Senior Associate, Clyde & Co, Montréal (Canada)
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"It became clear to me fairly quickly that Miami was the best option for me. The program is probably the best in the country, if not the world. Also, it's significant for me at this stage of my education to be able to work closely with practitioners. Since finishing my J.D., it has become clear to me just how much of one's legal education comes from practical experience."