The Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC), a US – based, not-for-profit organisation devoted to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide, on April 2, 2019, announced the new LSAT India Law Scholarship, an award that aims to provide an opportunity for aspiring lawyers to study at some of the best law schools in India. The LSAT-India Scholarship will award up to a maximum amount of 6 lakhs to the 2019 LSAT student with the overall highest reported score on the LSAT India taken at the June 2, 2019, test administration.
Vision of LSAT on providing scholarship to Indian law students
Kellye Testy, president and CEO, LSAC said that as part the council’s vision for promoting academic excellence and leadership skills in law students in India, the LSAT announced India Law Scholarship.
In commemoration of completing 10 years of administering the test in India, this scholarship demonstrates the body’s continued commitment to nurturing and empowering law students to become world-class lawyers.
Details of the Scholarship
The scholarship will cover tuition and halls of residence fees for the first year of a law programme at an LSAT-India associated law school, up to a maximum of 6 lakhs.
Any unutilised amount from the first year can be rolled over to the subsequent year, and the scholar will have the opportunity to continue receiving the benefits of this scholarship to cover a second year of tuition and halls of residence fees if the students secures an overall score in the top 5 percent (cumulative of both the semesters) of the batch in the first year of the programme.
LSAC will also have the scholar present during LSAT India events.
LSAT India is one of the leading entrance tests for undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes in India.
There are more than 50 LSAT in India associated law schools that accept LSAT India scores as one of their admission criteria. Law aspirants can prepare for the test using the material that is available free to download from the LSAT India website.