The University of Washington School of Law’s Sustainable International Development Law program  and TRACE International, a leading nonprofit membership organization focused on anti-bribery compliance, are offering a new LL.M. scholarship aimed at developing exceptional young leaders in the field of anti-corruption who are committed to advancing commercial transparency.

Worth of Award
  • The TRACE Scholar Program will fully fund, with tuition, lodging and travel, to an international lawyer from a developing country to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption.
  • The UW Law TRACE Scholar will spend an academic year at the University of Washington followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.

To be eligible for the award, the scholar must have

  • A first degree in law or equivalent
  • Is a national from a developing country (as defined by the World Bank)
  • Will make commitment to return to applicant’s home country to work for a period of 2-3 years
  • Strong English skills. The following minimum score is required, (test scores must be less than two years old):
    • 580 TOEFL
    • 237 TOEFLC
    • 92 TOEFLiBT
    • 7.0 IELTS
    • 65 Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Note: Candidate may take the TOEFL after submitting his or her application if scheduling does not permit an earlier testing.

  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Willingness to participate in interviews via Skype
  • Ready to commence studies in late August 2014 for a period of one year
  • he person selected as a TRACE Scholar must be ready to commence his/her studies in late August 2014 for a period of one year.
  • TRACE Scholars will have a demonstrated interest in anti-corruption efforts and will write their LL.M. thesis on a subject related to anticorruption: international instruments, compliance or enforcement.
  • They will enroll in relevant courses focused on business ethics, rule of law, governance and/or economic development.
  •  The TRACE Scholar Program will provide emerging leaders and professionals with an interest in anti-corruption and bribery prevention with an intensive course of study followed by a practical and “hands-on” internship.
How to apply

Candidates should submit the following

  • Cover sheet
  • At least two letters of recommendation from legal professionals in the home country. References may be submitted via email to Professor Ramasastry at [email protected]
  • Official transcripts and degree statements.
  • Resume or CV; and
  • personal statement of 2-3 pages which describes the applicant’s interest and experience in dealing with anti-corruption and a description of how such a scholarship will further his or her work to combat corruption in the applicant’s home country
  • All applications must be submitted by email to Professor Anita Ramasastry at [email protected]

Deadline: Application closes on April 20th
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