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The Amal Clooney Scholarship for Human Rights Advocates

The University of Law (ULaw) has announced the launch of a new scholarship in partnership with world-renowned human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney and the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ).

The Amal Clooney Scholarship for Human Rights Advocates is dedicated to supporting those who are passionate about supporting human rights worldwide and championing change. The winner of the scholarship will receive a fully funded place to study a postgraduate course with ULaw, the largest provider of legal education in the UK.

Applicants will be able to choose from a range of postgraduate law programmes at any of ULaw’s 16 UK campuses, with further options to study online or at ULaw’s campus in Hong Kong. As one of the longest-established providers of specialist legal education in the UK, ULaw has trained more lawyers in the UK than anyone else, with a vast number of high-profile figures among its alumni.

Applicants for the new scholarship will need to demonstrate a commitment to supporting and defending human rights. Applications must be made by Sunday 30 June 2024 .

The Clooney Foundation for Justice works tirelessly to wage justice globally. The Foundation works in more than 40 countries, providing free legal support to those who have been victims of human rights violations around the world.

Commenting on the new scholarship with ULaw, Amal Clooney said: “It is an honour to join forces with The University of Law to empower the next generation of lawyers and advocates. I am thrilled that this scholarship will increase access to legal education in human rights and I look forward to seeing the incredible work of future recipients”.

Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice Chancellor and CEO at ULaw, added: “We are exceptionally proud to launch this new scholarship with Amal Clooney and the CFJ. Amal’s global efforts in the fight against injustice though the Clooney Foundation for Justice and providing free legal support to victims are an inspiration to all future lawyers. We take great pride in working with real change makers in the legal world and supporting a new generation of human rights advocates with this scholarship.”

This scholarship includes one full-fee award available for all postgraduate law degrees, excluding short courses, starting in September 2024.

Eligibility criteria

You will need to:

  • Have received an offer for one of our eligible postgraduate law degrees.
  • Achieve a passing score in the Amal Clooney Scholarship online questionnaire.
  • Achieve the highest score on the Written Project Proposal.
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How to apply for our Human Rights scholarship

To make an application for The Amal Clooney Scholarship for Human Rights Advocates, you must:

  • Complete an online questionnaire and achieve a passing score of 8 out of 11 questions.

Please note: Each applicant only gets one attempt at completing and passing the online assessment. However, there are no time constraints on completing the online assessment, so you can save & resume at any time.

  • If you successfully pass the above stage, you will then be sent an email about the next stage in which you will need to submit and achieve the highest score on the Written Project Proposal.

Please note: Each applicant only gets one attempt at writing and submitting the project proposal. If multiple proposals are submitted, only the first submission will be considered.

The application deadline for this scholarship is Sunday 30 June 2024 .

The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester and Nottingham, as well as our courses being taught in Newcastle University, The University of Chester, University of East Anglia, University of Exeter, University of Liverpool, University of Reading, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton and The Royal Holloway.

With campuses based in the UK’s most vibrant and interesting cities, we can offer a diverse choice of locations to study in. Whether it’s the bustling cities of London and Manchester or the heritage-rich Guildford and Chester that appeal, all of our campuses provide the same first-class professional learning environment. Our well-equipped IT suites, comprehensive law libraries, quiet study areas and vibrant social spots cater to all your study needs.

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We pride ourselves on the level of student support we offer; thanks to our scholarships and bursaries, Employability Service and Pro Bono programmes , we can help talented students from all backgrounds succeed.

We’re committed to helping the brightest minds achieve their career ambitions, whatever their background. As a part of our ongoing dedication to giving students every possible opportunity to succeed, we have a large and generous scholarship programme, with over £2million available to support students through their studies.

On top of funding support, our Student Support and Wellbeing Services exist to aid students to overcome concerns and difficulties, contribute to positive mental, financial and physical wellbeing, and help students to achieve their full potential.

The University of Law’s dedicated Employability Service gives you access to work experience, pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies from before you apply until after you graduate. The result is excellent employability statistics: 95% of our students who graduated in 2021 secured work within fifteen months of successfully completing their course (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data: Copyright Jisc 2022.

Visit our website to find out more about our postgraduate scholarship and employability offerings.

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