SCHOLARSHIPS: NYU SCHOOL OF LAW PUBLIC SERVICE LL.M.
NYU School of Law SCHOLARSHIPS for Public Service LL.M.
NYU School of Law has created the first-ever LL.M. degree in
Public Service Law as part of the Global Public Service Law
Project. This is a one year masters program for lawyers who will
have at least two years of post-graduate legal public service
work experience upon arrival. At least ten scholars will be non-
U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Scholars can apply for a
full or partial scholarship. Full scholarships include a tuition
waiver, travel, and stipend. United States citizens and permanent
residents are not eligible for a full Global Public Service
Scholarship. The Global Public Service Law Project defines public
service law to be lawyering for social and political justice,
including such areas as the provision of legal services; human
rights; labor advocacy and organizing; civil society and
institution building; the protection of the environment, the
rights of women, indigenous peoples, and minorities; government
work; and criminal law. .
The Project aims not only to provide a first-rate theoretical
education to the 10-15 Global Public Service Scholars who visit
NYU each year, but also to assist them practically in their
difficult and often groundbreaking work making change in the
legal structure and wider culture of their societies. This
practical approach is woven into the Project by structuring the
curricular and extra-curricular work to allow the student-lawyers
to learn from each other and to trade practical strategies across
borders, and by sponsoring the Global Public Service Fellowship
Program, which supports graduates to work for up to one year at a
law-related public interest organization of their choosing upon
graduation. Through the Global Public Service Law Project, NYU
hopes that it can, in a small but powerful way, help local
activist lawyers in their work, while also feeding the emerging
phenomenon of cross-border public interest lawyering.
The deadline for applying for the 2004-2005 academic year is
December 1, 2003.
The Global Public Service Law Project's website is
Deadline: Dec 1, 2003