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2014-2015 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.


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 Thursday, May 1, 2014:

  • a written essay of no more than 6000 words. The essay should also include an executive summary of no more than 500 words. 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 our Apply Now webpage.

* 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

** The arbitration specialization track currently within the International Law LL.M. program will, subject to ABA acquiescence and the University of Miami Board of Trustees approval, become a stand-alone LL.M. degree.


Eric van EykenThe winner of this year's Miami Law/Young ICCA scholarship award is Eric van Eyken. Read more

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


April 6-9, 2014
ICCA Miami Congress
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