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Announcements : Fulbright Grants

Announcement: Fulbright Grants

Law students are encouraged to apply for Fulbright Grants to carry out a project of their design in a host country of their choice.
The Office of Merit Awards, housed in the Career Center on main campus,
would like to increase the number of law students applying for Fulbright
Grants.  In recent years we have had a small number of WCL applicants, and
they have performed particularly well in competition.

The grants permit students to carry out a project of their design in a host
country of their choice.  Most candidates apply in their third year of
law school and carry out their projects after their graduation.  Past
successful projects have addressed the privatization of water utilities in
Brazil,  the causes of excessive juvenile pretrial detention in Mexico, and
public interest litigation to advance the right to healthcare in India.

The primary eligibility requirements are U.S. citizenship and good health.
Factors in selection include the quality of the research design, the
student's academic and professional qualifications to undertake the
proposed research, and sufficient foreign language skills, where needed.
Candidates are expected to have a solid combination of course work,
research, and practical experience in their issue areas.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact the
Merit Awards front desk at 885-1854 for information on how to initiate the
application process.  Applications for funding for the 2014-15 academic
year are due to the Office of Merit Awards in late September.  Candidates
would be expected to meet a series of preliminary draft deadlines over the
course of the summer, beginning in late June.