Rules for Applications

Each year, the AFLA awards small-scale research scholarships to law students and recent graduates to promote the understanding and application of foreign, comparative and international law.

Funded in part by contributions from AFLA members, Hazard Fund research scholarships are intended to ensure that recipients have access to modest financial assistance towards logistics, travel, housing, living expenses and other costs related to their research.

The AFLA offers up to two $3,000 grants to 2L, 3L and LLM students who write a 20-25 page research paper on an international or comparative law topic of their choosing. In January, applicants are asked to submit a 250-500 word research proposal, a current CV and an unofficial transcript to the AFLA by the month of April, and are selected by the end of May. The selected student(s) will then have until the end of August to submit their final paper to the AFLA. If the AFLA finds the paper sufficiently worthy, it may publish it on its website.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the AFLA Secretary.