Scholarships

We want the best and brightest students to fulfil their potential. To make law college accessible to everyone, LSAC Global offers scholarships for LSAT—IndiaTM test takers every year. In 2022, LSAC Global has increased the number of scholarships manyfold to further break down the barriers to access to quality legal education.


Toppers Scholarship T&C
Diversity Scholarship T&C

Scholarship Opportunities

Announcing the LSAC Global Scholarships for 2022: the LSAT—IndiaTM Topper Scholarship and the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship.

Both the scholarship will cover tuition and halls of residence fees for the first year of specified law programme at a LSAC Global Law Alliance college up to the maximum amount allocated. Any unutilised amount from the first year can be rolled over to the subsequent year.

 
 
 

The LSAT—IndiaTM 2022 Topper Scholarships

Awarded to the LSAT—IndiaTM test takers who are amongst the top scorers out of all candidates who appear for the January and June LSAT—IndiaTM 2022 and secure admission into an LSAC Global Law Alliance college in either Under-Graduate – 5-year integrated Law program or Post-Graduate – 3-year LL.B / LLM - program.

In 2022, LSAC Global shall award up to 50 (fifty) scholarships of varying amount to the high scorers of LSAT—IndiaTM 2022 exam for Under-Graduate Programme in the following manner: -

  • Topper - ₹2,00,000 (Indian Rupees two Lakhs).
  • The second highest scorer – ₹1,00,000 (Indian Rupees one Lakh).
  • The third highest scorer - ₹1,00,000 (Indian Rupees one Lakh).
  • Fourth and the fifth highest scorer – ₹50,000 (Indian Rupees fifty thousand) each.
  • Sixth to the twenty fifth highest scorer –₹25,000 (Indian Rupees twenty-five thousand) each.
  • Twenty sixth to the fiftieth highest scorer – ₹15,000 (Indian Rupees fifteen thousand) each

3 (three) scholarships of varying amount to the high scorers of LSAT—IndiaTM 2022 exam for Post-Graduate Programme in the following manner: -

  • The Topper – ₹2,00,000 (Indian Rupees two Lakhs).
  • The second highest scorer – ₹1,00,000 (Indian Rupees one Lakh).
  • The third highest scorer – ₹1,00,000 (Indian Rupees one Lakh).

Aadya Narain

2021 LSAT—India Scholar

 
 

A Diversity Essay Scholarship Honouring the Memory
of Professor Shamnad Basheer

In 2019, the Indian legal community lost an influential lawyer and pioneering academic—Professor Shamnad Basheer, who shaped the course of IP law and policy in India and initiated ground-breaking measures to increase diversity in the legal fraternity. Professor Basheer founded Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA), a non-profit organisation that empowers underprivileged children in India by giving them access to quality legal education.

LSAC Global works closely with IDIA and honours his memory by awarding the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship every year.

The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship, based on an essay competition, will be awarded to an LSAT—India test-taker for Undergraduate law programme who submits the winning essay.

The Shamnad Basheer
Access to Justice Essay Scholarship

 

Awarded to the 2022 LSAT—IndiaTM applicant who submits the winning entry in an essay competition.

Topic: The impact of Social Media - Is it promoting inclusivity or widening the gap?
Deadline: 10th June 2022, Friday (24:00 hours Indian Standard Time)
Submissions at discoverlawscholarship@lsac.org

 

Professor Shamnad Basheer

 

The Essay Winners of the Competition shall be eligible to receive the award in the following manner: -

  • The Winner - ₹2,00,000 (Indian Rupees two Lakhs)
  • The first runner up - ₹1,00,000 (Indian Rupees one Lakh)
  • The second runner up - ₹1,00,000 (Indian Rupees one Lakh)

 

 2022 Essay Scholarship Winners

Essay competition details:

What is the required topic of the essay?

Topic: The impact of Social Media- Promoting inclusivity or widening the gap?

An esteemed panel of judges reviewed the entries based on the essay’s originality, relevance of the topic, comprehensiveness, structure, analysis, understanding, interpretation, and conclusions regarding diversity. The panel included:

  • Mr. Akhsay Pathak , Principal Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Mr. Vikram Raghavan, Lead Counsel, IBRD
  • Ms. Nupur Sinha , Executive Director and Founding Member of the Centre for Social Justice and Indian Institute of Paralegal Studies
  • Ms. Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan , Senior Resident Partner, Kochhar & Co.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Kiran Gardner, Dean, School of Law, Alliance University
  • Prof. (Dr.) Nachikata Mittal, Founder, Virtual Law School (India's 1st)
  • Prof. (Dr.) Nuzhat Parveen Khan, Professor and Dean, School of Law, Bennett University
  • Prof. (Dr.) Pritam Baruah, Professor and Dean, School of Law, BML Munjal University
  • Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Bohra, Professor & Director, Amity Law School, Amity University Rajasthan
  • Prof. (Dr.) Srividya Ragavan, Professor of Law & Director of the India Program, Texas A&M University, School of Law
  • Prof. (Dr.) Uma M. Sathyanarayan , Associate Dean, School of Law, Dayananda Sagar University
  • Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijaykumar, Vice Chancellor, National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • Prof. (Dr.) Reena Patel, Professor and Dean, School of Law, Sai University

 

LSAC Global is an LLP of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).