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 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.