IBA 2016 Annual Conference Scholarship - Washington DC
Each year the International Bar Association (IBA), the world's largest international organisation of law societies, bar associations and individual lawyers engaged in transitional law, holds an Annual Conference, which attracts the participation of some 6000 lawyers from more than 100 jurisdictions. The IBA's Legal Practice Division (LPD), Section of Public and Professional Interest Division (SPPI) and Other Entities present informative and engaging sessions covering current topics of significance to lawyers throughout the world.
The Annual Conference working sessions are complemented by a full social programme which provides the opportunity for delegates meet, establish and maintain business contacts and friendships with peers of the legal profession worldwide.
Scholarships are awarded to young lawyers who wish to participate at the Annual Conference, but may find it financially difficult to to so.
These scholarship opportunities are available to those who meet the following criteria:
'Young Lawyer'; all lawyers who are up to the age of 35 at the time of the conference
Applicants must hold a law degree at the time of application
Applicants do not need to be practising at the time of application
IBA membership is not a requirement to submit application
The Annual Conference scholarship award includes the following:
waived registration for the IBA Annual Conference;
contribution towards accommodation costs while attending the conference;
contribution towards travel costs to attend the conference;
two year free membership of the IBA, including membership of one committee within the awarding section of the Legal Practice Division, and one committee within the Section on Public and Professional Interest (SPPI);
a waiver of either the following years' IBA Annual Conference registration fee or a waived registration fee to attend a speciality conference sponsored by any committee within the awarding LPD section
The 2016 Annual Conference Scholarships will be launched in FEBRUARY
We will shortly notify all those successfully entered, and then be in contact again once the jury has made their decision. All the best to everyone participating!
To see a list of the winning scholars of the 2015 Annual Conference Vienna, please click here
To see a list of the winning scholars of the 2014 Annual Conference Tokyo, please click here
To see a list of the winning scholars of the 2013 Annual Conference Boston, please click here.
IBA Bar Programme Scholarship
The IBA provides a scholarship programme to several selected International Bar Associations and Law Societies, by which these associations and societies, in turn, are able to offer young lawyers (up to and including the age of 35) within their jurisdiction, the opportunity to participate in the IBA Annual Conference, but who may find it financially difficult to do so.
Eligible persons (current members of the relevant bar associations or law societies, up to and including the age of 35, and with over 3 years legal practice and experience) who wish to apply for this programme must contact the relevant bar association/society directly to request application details.
Candidates who are presented to the IBA for consideration of the programme scholarship will be pre-selected by the individual bar or law society.
The IBA Bar Programme Scholarship award includes the following:
waived registration fee for the IBA Annual Conference
contribution towards return economy flight to the conference city/country
accommodation (room and breakfast) while attending the Annual Conference
Stipend; £50 per day
Participating bars and societies are asked to submit their candidates to the IBA.
This programme is open to lawyers who meet the eligibility criteria and who have not attended a previous IBA Annual Conference.