We want the best and brightest students to fulfil their potential. To make law college accessible to everyone, LSAC Global offers multiple scholarships for LSAT—IndiaTM test takers every year.
In 2021 LSAC Global has awarded the LSAT—IndiaTM Topper Scholarship and the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship.
The LSAT—IndiaTM 2021 Topper Scholarship
- Awarded to the LSAT—India test taker who achieves the maximum marks out of all candidates who appear for both March and June LSAT—India.
- Covers tuition and halls of residence fees for the first year of the law programme, up to the maximum amount allocated.
- Any unutilised amount can be rolled over to the next year of law college.
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 was the founder of 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 is honouring his memory by awarding the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship.
The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship, based on an essay competition, will be awarded to the student who submits the winning essay. The winning student must have registered for the LSAT—IndiaTM test. The scholarship will cover tuition and halls of residence fees for the first year of a law programme at an LSAC Global Law Alliance college. Any unutilised amount from the first year can be rolled over to the subsequent year.
The Shamnad Basheer
Access to Justice Essay Scholarship
Awarded to the 2021 LSAT—IndiaTM applicant who submits the winning entry in an essay competition.
Professor Shamnad Basheer
2021 Essay Scholarship Winners
Essay competition details:
What is the required topic of the essay?
The essay must address the introduction of artificial intelligence in the legal profession and whether it promotes justice and diversity in the society. Write an essay in which you argue for or against the following claim, providing reasons for your position:
Claim: How might the introduction of artificial intelligence tools in the legal profession mitigates bias, increases access to justice, and promotes diversity in the society?
This year we received an overwhelming response from aspiring law students. All the participants presented some valuable insights and disruptive suggestions for and against the claim. The panel of esteemed judges representing the legal fraternity reviewed the Essays:
- Mr. Abhishek Dubey Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Advocates & Solicitors.
- Dr. Ananth Padmanabhan, Associate Professor and Dean, School of Law, Sai University.
- Adv. Angesh Panchal, Independent Legal Practitioner.
- Prof (Dr.) Kanu Priya, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Law, Sushant University .
- Mr. Kazim Rizvi, Founding Director - The Dialogue.
- Dr. Nachiketa Mittal, Professor of Law & Director at Faculty of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Founder - Virtual Law School | Judicial Preparation & Advisory Center.
- Prof. Padmanabha Ramanujam, Dean, IFIM Law School.
- Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Former, Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
- Mr. Sumeet Malik, Director EBC Group of Companies.
- Mr. Tanuj Kalia , Founding CEO, Lawctopus.
- Prof. (Dr.) V.C. Vivekanandan, Vice Chancellor, Hidayatullah National Law University.
Watch this space for more information.
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