The Global Leaders Scholarship program at Duke Law School provides one full-tuition scholarship each year to a Chinese national who has been accepted for study in one of the Law School’s degree programs. The scholarship is awarded annually to the Chinese applicant who demonstrates the highest level of academic achievement, a record of and capacity for leadership, and a commitment to the use of law in addressing the economic, social and ethical challenges China faces.
Applicants should be Chinese nationals who are or will be university graduates at the time of enrollment at Duke Law School. Applicants may apply for any of the following Duke Law degree programs: the Juris Doctor (JD); the Master of Laws for international law graduates (LLM); the Master of Laws in Law and Entrepreneurship; or the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). Scholarship applicants must complete all of the application materials for the degree selected as well as all of the additional application materials for the Global Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship will pay full tuition for the degree program to which the recipient is admitted. (Scholarship recipients must pay their own expenses for room, board, books, supplies, transportation, etc.)
Nine Chinese law schools have been invited to nominate candidates for the scholarship:
- Tsinghua University School of Law
- Peking University School of Law
- Renmin University School of Law
- China University of Political Science and Law Law School
- Jilin University School of Law
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Law
- East China University of Political Science and Law Law School
- Xiamen University Law School
- Wuhan University School of Law
In addition to these institutional nominees, any Chinese student or graduate of an institution of higher education who meets the high standards required of a scholarship recipient may also apply through a self-nomination process.
The finalists in the scholarship competition will be interviewed in Beijing by the members of a selection committee, who will nominate the recipient of the scholarship.
All application materials for the 2013 scholarship are due by JANUARY 18, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.