Barer Institute Law Fellowship

The Barer Institute is accepting applications for the Barer Institute Law Fellowship at the University of Washington 2024 for Developing Countries.

To enrol, the institute selects three to four mid-career leaders annually from lower to middle-income countries. After completing the Sustainable International Development LL.M. Program, participants will make a difference in their home nations.


Barer Institute Law Fellowship Candidate criteria include:

  • Demonstrated need in the candidate’s home country for improved legal infrastructure in the areas of the rule of law and governance, human rights and/or economic development
  •  A personal statement (1-2 pages) addressing the demonstrated need described above and the candidate’s commitment to and capacity for using the knowledge gained as a Barer Institute Fellow to address that need
  •  A first degree in law or equivalent
  •  A commitment to return to the home country
  • Excellent English. Test results must be under two years old and meet the following minimum standard:580 TOEFL.
    •  237 TOEFLC
    •  92 TOEFLiBT
  •  Evidence of leadership skills
  • at least two letters of recommendation from attorneys practising in the applicant’s country
  •  Official transcripts and degree statements
  •  Résumé or CV

How to Apply for Barer Institute Law Fellowship

  • Applicants may be required to participate in an interview via telephone or Skype.
  •  Please email application materials, and any questions you may have, to

Application Deadline: 1st February 2024


Eligible Countries

Lower & Middle-Income Developing Countries

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In conclusion, This fellowship is an example of how education can be used as a tool for social change.

This program breaks down barriers and empowers future leaders by providing students from underrepresented backgrounds with access to high-quality education and support.

It’s an investment in the future. The impact of this program will be felt for generations to come as these students go on to make meaningful contributions to their communities and beyond.

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