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University of California Berkeley African Legal Impact Scholarship for African Students

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Last updated on October 17, 2019

The African Legal Impact Scholarship was developed to encourage enrollment of students from Africa seeking advanced legal education. Because funds are extremely limited, the African Legal Impact Scholarship can only be provided to two outstanding applicants each year.

Value of Award: This is a full-tuition waiver. Recipients will be responsible for paying only the $1,000 seat deposit, plus travel and living expenses.

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African Legal Impact Scholarship 2019/2020

  • Application Deadline: 15th December 2019
  • Eligible Countries: African countries
  • To be taken at (country): University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Law
  • Type: Masters
  • Duration of Programme: 1 year

Eligibility:

  • Scholarship awards are based on:
  • Citizenship or primary residence in Africa
  • Academic merit
  • A Statement of Intention describing what the scholarship recipient plans on accomplishing in Africa after graduating from the LL.M. professional track
  • A complete application to the LL.M. professional track program received no later than December 15 (transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent to LSAC well in advance in order to allow time for processing
  • Students must be admitted to the LL.M. professional track program before they can apply for this scholarship. Scholarship application instructions will be provided to eligible admitted students.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum grade standard of ‘P’ (pass) or higher in all classes during the first semester in order to maintain scholarship eligibility during the second semester.

How to Apply:

A complete application to the LL.M. professional track program received no later than December 15 (transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent to LSAC well in advance in order to allow time for processing). Please visit the scholarship programme webpage for more information.


  1. Ovoke Samuel Ovoke Samuel

    This are opportunities that need to be utilized. This is really helpful to the people and it can go very far in uplifting many people. Education is really the best.

  2. Abdulyakini Isah Abdulyakini Isah

    The opportunity is good for youths especially in the advance of education leaning that given out the scholarship to student i like it

  3. Udoka Stephen Udoka Stephen

    I’m so happy for this opportunity given to African youths. This is a rare opportunity. Helping people to achieve their own dreams.

  4. Muibat Agbeke Muibat Agbeke

    Congratula to law students. It is an opportunity for students study abroad if interested and if the visa and ticket with resident will not be tii much

  5. Abdulazeez Oladimeji Abdulazeez Oladimeji

    This is not a scholarship for an undergraduate student, the scholarship is meant for those who want to have a Master decree. But this an opportunity for the citizen of Nigeria who wish to go for a Master program

  6. victor oke victor oke

    Please, can one apply for scholarship before being admitted into a university, Africa countries apply for scholarship after been admitted into prestigious university because this is an opportunity anyone will like jump at in a time like this. Thank you.

  7. Elisha Jethro Elisha Jethro

    It would have been better if it wasn’t only for law students, all the same it’s a means of educating the African mind.
    All the best for the applicants.

  8. Alao Azeezat Nihinlola Alao Azeezat Nihinlola

    I’m so happy for this opportunity given to African youths. This is a rare opportunity. Helping people to achieve their own dreams.

  9. ABDULAZEEZ BOLAJI ABDULAZEEZ BOLAJI

    Only Law students have access to this opportunity, thank God this programme would help Africa with best productive lawyers

  10. RAIFU LATIFAT RAIFU LATIFAT

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MY COLLEAGUES IN LAW SCHOOL,THIS IS A CHANCE OF BRINGING OUT OUT FINANCIASL STRINGENT. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD REWARD THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT THIS IDEA OF HELPING STUDENTS.

  11. Sarah Sarah

    Hmm, that was good congratulations to law student. The program will help law student in Nigeria. That was really great, education is the best legacy.

  12. Adesida Adeyemi Adesida Adeyemi

    Education has turn to a situation whereby only the rich are the ones who can access and the only means for the poor is to go in through scholarship

  13. Amoo Enoch Amoo Enoch

    This is a good opportunity for all the Africa states and most especially for all the law student and also for the youth which is really great.

  14. Franca Emeruom Franca Emeruom

    Why should the recipient pay a deposit of $1000 just for seat and travel expenses. I thought once the requirements is met by a candidate the host will take care of the expenses.

  15. YAHAYA SAHEED YAHAYA SAHEED

    SCHOLARSHIP FOR LEGAL SCHOOL,CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FRIENDS IN SCHOOLS OF LAW, WELL-DONE TO THE ORGANIZER OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AND CONGRATULATIONS TO WHO WILL SUCCED TO GET THIS AWARD.

  16. Musab Shuaib Musab Shuaib

    This us good scholarship ,but can’t we get a scholarship exam that grant money for studying in your own country

  17. Raji Kafayat Raji Kafayat

    Scholarship! Wow that is good, congratulations to all law student o I wish I could be one of them. Success all the way.

  18. Solomon Michael Solomon Michael

    Well, being a scholarship meant for the post Graduates student, and also not meant for the undergraduate student, this is still scholarship opportunity after it all.

  19. Sakariyah Murithado Sakariyah Murithado

    We must firstly learn how to use an opportunity otherwise it could take another direction. Been offered schorlarship doesn’t mean you should relax.

  20. SANDRA ECHEGIRI SANDRA ECHEGIRI

    Comment:
    Wow, what an awesome opportunity given to African youths. This is a rare opportunity. Helping people to achieve their own dreams.

  21. Lukman Bidemi Lukman Bidemi

    This is big opportunity in Africa may God continue to bless Nigeria and African and prayer to God is the government that will have mercy on us God sha provide for Nigeria

  22. Adewale Ayanbunmi Adewale Ayanbunmi

    This is a great opportunity in our country, we are getting promote in our country now, we give our leaders thanks.

  23. CHUKWUEMEKA AKUJOBI CHUKWUEMEKA AKUJOBI

    Comment:
    This is a great opportunity to law students. It is an opportunity for students study abroad if interested and if the visa and ticket with resident will not be tii muc

  24. Raji Olayemi Raji Olayemi

    This is a great opportunity to law students. Hope is affordable to those applying from outside the country with their accommodation

  25. Ugwu Shedrack Ugwu Shedrack

    Wao That Good Thing Is Just To Help Many People In Our Country, Both The Problem We Are Having In Our Country Is That Many People Are Not Serious

    • Muyiwa Olalekan Muyiwa Olalekan

      If we all serious we won’t be here commenting to earn a small amount to add to the one we earn. We are not really the problem but too much of language that us affecting us in our country

  26. Josephat Uchechukwu Josephat Uchechukwu

    Some scholarship here are not as cheap as expected. If a recipient do not have $1000 to pay and he qualified for the award, what then?

  27. TIJANI RABIU TIJANI RABIU

    WHAT CAN WE SAY TO YOU PEOPLE THAT HAVE CONCERN WITH THIS SCHOLARSHIP, MAY GOD REWARD THEM FOR THE YOUTH, THANKS.

  28. Awokunle Gideon oluwaferanmi Awokunle Gideon oluwaferanmi

    Recipients must maintain a minimum grade standard of ‘P’ (pass) or higher in all classes during the first semester in order to maintain scholarship eligibility

  29. Azeezat Nihinlola Azeezat Nihinlola

    Please, can one apply for scholarship before being admitted into a university, Africa countries apply for scholarship after been admitted into prestigious university because this is an opportunity anyone will like jump at in a time like this. Thank you

  30. dauda jafar dauda jafar

    Have never seen a great opportunity like this before I better make use of my opportunity now or never.

  31. Jethro Da'ar Jethro Da'ar

    TO HEAR THIS INFORMATION EDUCATION IS GOOD TO HUMANS LIFE, AS THEY ARE SERIOUSE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP EVERY BADY NEED TO BE SERIOUSE TOO FOR EDUCATION NO TIME TO WAST

  32. Diepriye Daniel Diepriye Daniel

    Wow the Californians they have tried this is very nice, it will improve the system and the lives of Africans congratulations

  33. May Jesukolade Jeremiah May Jesukolade Jeremiah

    California is really very considerate about this scholarship of athing to the world scholars at large

  34. Elijah Aborisade Elijah Aborisade

    sometimes, I wish I am a law students but yet I am happy as an Engineering student. This is an opportunity for the law students to gain more knowledge.

  35. Lynx Williams Lynx Williams

    God will continually bless all those that put hands together to bring in such a development into the lives of many. May the good lord give them their reward and heart desires

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