LSAC Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Essay Scholarship 2020

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EligibilityLSAT India 2020 test takers
AwardUp to INR 4 lakhs

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About the Program

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) invites applications for LSAC Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Essay Scholarship 2020 from students appearing for LSAT-India 2020 exam. The aim of this scholarship is to support the study of a test taker who submits the best entry in the essay competition. The winner will receive a cash prize of INR 4 lakhs.

Scholarship Details
  • LSAC Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Essay Scholarship 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Have registered and sat for the 2020 LSAT-India test
    • Be an applicant and accepted to the 5-year LL.B. programme of an LSAC Global Law Alliance law college
    • Submit original work (all submissions will be checked for plagiarism)

    The winning entry will receive a cash prize of INR 4 lakhs. Also, the winning entry will be published on

    • Essay
    • Cover letter
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Write an essay on the given topic.

    Step 2: Email the entry to DiscoverLaw with “Diversity Essay” in the subject line. Include a cover page with the following information -

    • Title of the essay
    • Full name
    • Telephone number
    • A valid email address
    • Mailing address
Important Dates

Application deadline: 8th May 2020

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the quality of the essay submitted.

Terms and Conditions
  • Essays will be judged on the basis of quality and clarity of content, persuasiveness, and quality of writing and full compliance with all competition procedures.
  • A panel of legal professionals will evaluate each submission and select the winning essay.
  • The topic for the essay competition is 'Diversity in the Legal Profession'. 
  • The length of the essay should not be more than 1,200 words, excluding footnotes. 
  • All submissions should be made in the MS Word format with double line spacing, Times New Roman font and font size 12. 
  • The cover page should be made in a separate word file. 
  • Save the essay as - Last Name, First Name, underscore, the shortened name of the essay.

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