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University of Baltimore School of Law Master of Laws program in the Law of the United States (LL.M. LOTUS)

University of Baltimore School of Law Master of Laws program in the Law of the United States (LL.M. LOTUS) expresses its interest in admitting Nepali Lawyers and Law Graduates for its successful nine-month degree program designed for law graduates who earned their first degree in law outside the U.S.  and seek to become familiar with American law and the legal system.  Students educated in 26 countries from across the globe have graduated from the program.  LL.M. LOTUS alumni have become members of the New York, District of Columbia and Maryland bars and are employed in a variety of legal practice, business and government settings.  Lawyers educated outside the U.S. who are interested in becoming familiar with the U.S. legal system, please note that the School of Law is now accepting applications for admission to the 2010-11 LL.M. LOTUS program.  The LL.M. LOTUS “U.S. Practice” track provides the students 26 credits of bar-tested courses, an education requirement of the D.C. bar for lawyers educated outside the U.S.  The School of Law provides a robust week-long orientation, excellent education with academic support services, and career services after graduation.  Detailed information about it is posted on

Please contact Jane E. Schukoske, Director, Master of Laws Program in the Law of the United States at (410) 837-6761 or at if you have any questions.

Issued in Public Interest and per requested for dissemination by University of Baltimore.


Travel Grant Needed for Nepalese Law Students to participate in a MOOT COURT Competition (URGENT)

Association of Nepalese Lawyers in the US would like to request non-profit organizations, charities, and grant commissions or donors (individual, private or public) to help us raise Travel Grant for the deserving Nepalese students.

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2008 participants from Nepal seek Travel Grant sponsorship for the Jessup Cup.

Aftermath of Jessup Competition has been anecdotes of incessant advancement and contributions of the Jessup graduates beginning from success in Public Interest Litigation to petition for the human rights protection of poor migrant workers in India. We  have registered the Nepalese National Chapter (named as International Law Student Society, Nepal , ILS Nepal) of International Law Student Association (ILSA, organizer of Jessup Cup) of which I am elected as President. We will continue paying back for the investment done by the partners of Nepal through many other contributions to the Nepalese society.

We, the students, will be among the next generation of leaders in Nepal who will take up the project of further exploring benefits from international plane and int’l law to the country. Nepalese team is appearing for 2008 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington DC from 6th – 12th April 2008. This competition is famous globally for its global character and wider participations from many countries of the globe. It is the largest and fastest growing moot court competition in the world, now involving more than 2000 students from nearly 500 law schools from more than 80 nations on six continents. Jessup’s former participants continue to enter foreign, finance, justice ministries in increasing numbers. They can be found in world finest law firms, corporations, universities, parliaments, international organizations. Request from government for written materials submitted in the Jessup Competitions increase every year. Jessup Network grows to make an ever great impression on students and professional in international law.

With the advent of Bilateralism and Multilateralism, the divergence standing in the international relations have been emerging as an essential part of inter-State intercourses; bilateral, multilateral or international legal regimes (e.g. treaties, executive order, coherent judicial adjudications) have been integral part of  international relations of the modern contemporary world. Similarly, in some arenas, importantly trade matters, decision making has been increasingly removed from national arenas and even from state-to-state negotiations. The WTO’s compulsory dispute settlement process is a prime example of the strongest supranational judicial decision making. Recent institution of International Criminal Court (ICC) has even transcended the frontier of national prosecution system by international criminal prosecution. These developments in international law, international adjudication, and international trade relations have obviously affected law fraternity, litigation practices and corporate intercourses of Nepal with rest of partners. Nepal’s memberships in the SAFTA, WTO and BIMSTEC have opened the avenue for exploiting benefits from such trading regimes only if we are well prepared to trade off our challenges and opportunities.


Not surprisingly, the financial burden participating in the Jessup Competition is significant. Unfortunately, the overall economic situation of Nepal has also affected the University budgets as well. Therefore we would very much appreciate it if you could support the Jessup Team from Nepal for this year. Any support will, of course, be recognized in the official capacity by the Purbanchal University, Kathmandu School of Law, as well as in the International Rounds in Washington DC, USA.


 It’s our great pleasure to share you that US Embassy in Nepal has promised to extend travel support to one member of the team out of 3 members of the Jessup Team.

Travel support to remaining two members is yet to be realized, which stands around US D 2800 as quoted from cheap fare from Aeroflot. Only sympathy is extended by the local lawyers community, no concrete support is promised by them. It is very frustrating for us to receive such apathy and lack of generosity to the Jessup Team.


We are very concerned to make sure additional travel grant, whether it be private or official sponsorship/ donation. We are expecting great cooperation from you in ensuring Jessup Cup participation from Nepal!


Kathmandu School of Law,

Bhaktapur, Nepal

P. O. No: 6618

Tel: +977 9841588830 (cell) +977 1 4335204

Fax: 6634801




Donors may also contact for assistance on how to provide the grant to:

Santosh Giri, Coordinator

Association of Nepalese Lawyers and Scholars in the US [ANLUS]

Please do NOT provide this grant to ANLUS.




Nepalese Law Students successful in gaining scholarships in California

San Jose, CA. Rudra Sharma, a LLM graduate from Nepal arrived in Sacramento, California this week for his second LLM in Transnational Business Practice at University of Pacific, Mc George School of Law. Sharma is the third recipient of the scholarship at this university. Earlier Yagya Nepal and Nishant Upadhya had bagged this scholastic opportunity.

Previously scholarship in law was been awarded by Golden Gate University School of Law to Narayan Ghimire (SJD), Ramesh Karki (SJD), Santosh Giri (LLM US Legal Studies), Mameeta Nepali Giri (LLM US Legal Studies), Gopal Shah (LLM International Legal Studies), Shristi Rawal(LLM International Legal Studies), Arya Sharma (LLM US Legal Studies) and Hari Basnet (LLM International Legal Studies).

ANLUS welcomes both universities in creating a favorable environment for the Nepalese Law Students for their higher legal education. ANLUS also appeals other universities in California and universities across the nation to facilitate our students to help us achieve our goal of “One Scholarship per University” for Nepalese Lawyers  and scholars.

Top 50 US Law Schools

  1. Yale University (CT)  
  2. Harvard University (MA)  
  3. Stanford University (CA)
  4. New York University                          
  5. Columbia University (NY)                          
  6. University of Chicago                        
  7. University of Pennsylvania                          
  8. University of California–Berkeley                          
  9. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor                          
  10. Duke University (NC)                          
  11. University of Virginia                          
  12. Northwestern University (IL)                          
  13. Cornell University (NY)                          
  14. Georgetown University (DC)                          
  15. University of California–Los Angeles                          
  16. University of Southern California (Gould)                          
  17. Vanderbilt University (TN)                          
  18. University of Texas–Austin                          
  19. Washington University in St. Louis                          
  20. Boston University                          
  21. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities                          
  22. Emory University (GA)                          
  23. George Washington University (DC)                          
  24. University of Iowa                          
  25. Fordham University (NY)                          
  26. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign                        
  27. Washington and Lee University (VA)                          
  28. Boston College                          
  29. University of Notre Dame (IN)                          
  30. University of Washington                          
  31. College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) (VA)                        
  32. Ohio State University (Moritz)                          
  33. University of Wisconsin–Madison                          
  34. George Mason University (VA)                          
  35. University of California–Davis                          
  36. Indiana University–Bloomington                          
  37. University of Alabama                          
  38. University of California (Hastings)                          
  39. University of Colorado–Boulder                          
  40. University of Georgia                          
  41. University of Maryland                          
  42. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill                          
  43. Wake Forest University (NC)                          
  44. Brigham Young University (Clark) (UT)                          
  45. University of Arizona (Rogers)                        
  46. Southern Methodist University (TX)                        
  47. American University (Washington) (DC)                          
  48. Tulane University (LA)                          
  49. University of Connecticut                          
  50. University of Florida (Levin)



update information coming soon. Posting deleted at the request of ILI.

Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California

Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development (Annual)

Application period closed on January 13, 2006 for 2006. Apply before January 2007 for 2007 Placement.

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at the Stanford Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California invites policy makers and activists from countries undergoing political, economic and social transitions to participate in its second annual summer fellows program on democracy, development, and the rule of law to be held July 31 – August 18, 2006 at Stanford University on its California campus.

This program offers a unique approach to studying the ways in which democratic institutions and institutions that foster economic development can be established and strengthened in varying country contexts. In contrast to other programs of democracy promotion that seek to transfer ready made models to countries in transition, the Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development program provides a comparative perspective on the evolution of established democratic practices as well as a conceptual background into issues of democracy and good governance. The curriculum draws on the combined expertise of Stanford scholars and practitioners in the fields of political science, economics, law, sociology, and business and emphasizes the links between theory and practice.

While traditional programs focus either on democratization, economic development, or the rule of law, the Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development program endeavors to locate the points of interaction among these areas. Ideas and learning flow two ways. Participants are exposed to the knowledge of Stanford faculty and, in turn, they bring their country and professional experiences into the seminars to help faculty and one another develop case-specific methodologies for addressing actual problems of democratic and economic development. Continue reading “Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California”

UC Davis Summer Law Program

UC Davis School of Law – Orientation in U.S.A. Law (July 9 – August 5, 2006)  

The 2006 Orientation in U.S.A. Law program marks the 17th anniversary of this successful international summer law program. Lawyers, judges, prosecutors and defenders, notaries, law professors, pre-LL.M. students and business professionals attend this program to gain a better understanding of the theories and practices of the U.S. legal system. Participants engage in more than 170 hours of classes, seminars and on-site observations.Many participants begin with the Orientation in U.S.A. Law program and then continue with the specialized programs in Structuring an International Joint Venture (offered in 2006), The Global Trading System (offered in 2007) and Financing International Transactions (offered in 2008). However, the Orientation in U.S.A. Law is not a prerequisite for any of the three specialized programs.When and where:July 9-29, 2006: University of California, Davis July 29-August 5, 2006: University of California, Berkeley Fees:Non-refundable application fee: $150 U.S. Tuition:U.S. $3,500* (Enroll by May 15 to receive a $200 discount) Materials: $100 U.S. *Tuition and fees are subject to change.Course Topics: Continue reading “UC Davis Summer Law Program”

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