Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

With the aim of providing interactive and educational opportunities to the growing international legal community, the Sections of the Legal Practice and Public and Professional Interest Divisions of the IBA offer annual opportunities for young lawyers from around the world to apply for scholarships and to be nominated for awards that recognise outstanding individuals in the legal profession.

Annual Conference Scholarships

IBA Annual Conference Scholarships
Sydney 2017

IBA Developing Bar Programme Scholarship

Specialist Committee Conference Scholarships

IBA Committees often offer scholarships to young lawyers who wish to attend their conferences, covering fees, travel and accommodation. In 2016 specialist conference scholarships have included a number of places for young and upcoming lawyers to attend the Biennial Woman’s Conference held in Berlin this April.

There are no scholarships available at present.

Annual SEERIL Law Studies Scholarships

SEERIL awards an amount of up to 18,000 to pursue post-graduate studies that may involve master, PhD or post-doctoral research topics in the energy and natural resources field.

This scholarship is open to all qualifying academic institutions and their students free of charge. A ‘qualifying academic institution’ is one where at least one member or adjunct member of the faculty is a member of the IBA and a SEERIL committee.

The Scholarship is open for submission of applications between February and March each year and it is generally awarded during the months of June/July. The 2017 Scholarship is now closed.

Pro Bono Committee Annual Pro Bono Award

Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award

IBA Human Rights Award

Outstanding Law Student of the Year Award

Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award