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Name Public International Law Scholars Programme
Type University programmes
Organising institution
Georgetown Law School, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Level postgraduate
Objectives The Law Center's Public Interest Law Scholars Program (PILS) is designed for law students who want to dedicate most or all of their careers to public service. The Program provides financial scholarships, enriched educational opportunities, career counseling and summer employment stipends to students committed to practice law in the public interest.
Target group University students
Language English
Country United States of America
Deadline for applications Candidates must apply by February 1 of the calendar year in which they hope to begin their studies at the Law Center.
Application procedure The PILS application form and other JD application forms are available for downloading and printing.

Selection Criteria and Procedures
Scholars are selected on the basis of:
Their demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career as a public interest lawyer;
Prior involvement in broadly defined public service activities; and
Academic achievement
Admission requirements Eight Public Interest Law Scholars are chosen from each entering class. Evening as well as Day Division students are eligible. The Program is non-partisan and welcomes diverse views from participants with a range of political philosophies.

Scholarship Each scholar receives a scholarship worth up to one third of annual tuition. In return, the scholar makes a moral commitment to spend much of his or her career in public interest law or to donate to the Law Center an amount at least equal to the scholarship. PILS scholars must maintain a "B" average and participate in Program activities to remain eligible for the scholarship.
Additional information For more information, click here.

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