New Delhi: The Indian subsidiary of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), LSAC Global, will award 53 merit scholarships and 3 essay scholarships to students who take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India 2022. The exam is slated to take place in January and May 2022.
Students who score the highest in the LSAT-India exam this year will be awarded the LSAC Global Topper Scholarships. The all-India topper will receive Rs 2 lakh.
The top 50 LSAT-India scorers taking admission to LSAC Global Law Alliance colleges for undergraduate programmes will be awarded the scholarships.
Topper: Rs 2 lakh
Second highest scorer: Rs 1 lakh
Third highest scorer: Rs 1 lakh
Fourth and fifth-highest scorers: Rs 50,000 each
Sixth to 25th highest scorers: Rs 25,000 each
25th – 50th highest scorers: Rs 15,000 each
The LSAC will also award the ‘Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship’ to the law aspirants.
“The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship is based on an essay competition. This year’s topic is ‘The impact of Social Media – Is it promoting inclusivity or widening the gap?’ Students need to write an essay arguing for or against the topic and send in their entry by 06 May, 2022 at [email protected] The essay competition is applicable only for LSAT—India candidates applying to a full-time five year law programme at a LSAC Global Law Alliance College,” read an official statement.
“Each essay will be judged based on originality, relevance to topic, comprehensiveness, structure, analysis, understanding, interpretation and conclusions regarding diversity in the legal profession. The esteemed judges would be drawn from the legal fraternity represented by law practitioners, academia and policy makers,” the statement said.
The essay competition winners will get three scholarships. The first rank holder will get Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh each will be given to the first and second runners-up.
“The scholarships would cover the tuition and boarding/hostel fees for the first year of a five-year law program at any LSAC Global Law Alliance college,” said the LSAC.