We want the best and brightest students to fulfil their potential. To make law college accessible to everyone, LSAC Global offered two scholarships for LSAT—IndiaTM test takers in 2020.

Scholarship Opportunities

In 2020 LSAC Global awarded the LSAT—IndiaTM Topper Scholarship for the second consecutive year, while introducing a new opportunity, the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship.

Shivansh Sinha and Shailja Beria

2020 LSAT—India Scholar


The LSAT—IndiaTM 2020 Topper Scholarship

  • Awarded to the LSAT—India test taker who achieves the highest score on the LSAT—India.
  • Offers up to a maximum of ₹4 lac.
  • 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.



The Shamnad Basheer
Access to Justice Essay Scholarship


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


 Details to be Published January 2021

Professor Shamnad Basheer


A Diversity Essay Scholarship Honouring the Memory
of Professor Shamnad Basheer

Last year, 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 groundbreaking measures to increase diversity in the legal fraternity. Professor Basheer was the founder of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA), a nonprofit organisation that empowers underprivileged children in India by giving them access to quality legal education.

LSAC Global is honouring his memory by instating the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship.

The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship, based on an essay competition, will award up to a maximum of ₹4 lac to the student who submits the winning essay. The winning student must have registered and sat for the 2020 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, up to a maximum of ₹4 lac. Any unutilised amount from the first year can be rolled over to the subsequent year.

Essay competition details and instructions to be published here in January 2021:


 2020 Essay Scholarship Winners

Kiara D’Souza

Adithya S. Nair

Akshata Modi


The 2020 Essay Winners wrote essays addressing the following claim: Having a legal professional class (lawyers, judges, etc.) characterized by diversity of gender, caste, wealth status, language and regional identity makes for a more just legal system.

 The participants had to argue for or against this claim in their essay. Their essays were judged by an esteemed team of judges drawn from the faculty of the LSAC Global Law Alliance Colleges:

  • Prof. Dr. Manimuthu Gandhi, Dean- VIT School of Law, Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Sridhar Acharyulu, Acting Dean, School of Law, Bennett University
  • Prof. Ajay Thomas, Director, Faculty of Law, Manav Rachna University
  • Prof. Dr. Jyotsna Yagnik, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of School of Law & Justice, Adamas University
  • Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, Dean, School of Law, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
  • Ms. Kritika Padode Bhandari, Advocate and Co-Founder Vijaybhoomi University 


To learn more about the scholarships, see our Terms & Conditions.

Toppers Terms & Conditions
Diversity Terms & Conditions