Melamed Fellowships in International Business & Trade Law

The Center for International Law will award several Melamed Fellowships to outstanding LLM in International Business & Trade Law applicants for the 2020–2021 academic year. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on potential or actual high academic achievement and financial need.

Award: $2,500-$5,000
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Fellowship Qualifications

In order to qualify for a Melamed Fellowship, applicants must satisfy the following requirements.

  • Must be a member of the bar of any U.S. state or territory, including the District of Columbia; a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school, but not a member of the bar; or a member of a foreign bar or graduate of a foreign law school
  • 3.0 minimum law school GPA (or the equivalent for foreign applicants)
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of professional experience
  • Second-language fluency
  • Overseas work experience

How to Apply for a Melamed Fellowship

Prior to applying for a Melamed Fellowship, applicants must have submitted a completed graduate admission application for the LLM in International Business & Trade Law program and must commit to finishing their LLM in 1–1.5 years.

Scholarship applicants must submit the following to the Center for International Law at ibtlaw@jmls.edu by the scholarship application deadline:

  • A completed Melamed Fellowship application
  • A letter addressed to: Professor Paul Lewis, Director, Center for International Law, detailing how a Melamed Fellowship would help you achieve your career goals. You may also highlight your academic achievements and/or need for financial assistance.

Leo Melamed

Mr. Leo Melamed is an alumnus of the Law School. He is globally recognized as the pioneer of financial futures.