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Education USA weekly updates – No. 165 * 1 February 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Wharton MBA scholarship for developing countries

II. News you can use

– New specialized fields of study in Penn State’s LL.M. program

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

MBA Scholarships for Developing Countries at Wharton Business School

The Emerging Economy MBA scholarships are offered to students from emerging economies throughout the world. These $20,000 scholarships are awarded to first-year students to help support the financial costs of the MBA for students from regions where repayment of large loans would be difficult.

Application for the scholarships is made through the admissions application. Deadline for scholarship applications coincides with the admissions deadline, which is conducted in 3 rounds (1 October, 5 January,

9 March).

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II. News You Can Use

Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University Announces New Fields of Study in LL.M. Program

The Penn State Law LL.M. program is a 24-credit, one academic year course of study open to individuals who hold a degree in law from an accredited institution outside of the United States.

New specialized fields of study announced by Penn State Law

(<> provide international law students with the opportunity to both gain general skills in navigating the American legal system and specialty international legal expertise. The three fields of studyBusiness Law; Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation; and International and Transnational Law tap into Penn State Law’s longstanding areas of global recognition and feature world renowned scholars.

The new specialized fields of study capitalize on the strong relationship between the Law School and Penn State’s School of International Affairs (<>, directed by Penn State Law Professor Tiyanjana Maluwa, an internationally acclaimed human rights scholar who served as the first counsel to the African Union and later as counsel to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Additional School of International Affairs faculty include former ambassadors to Thailand, Peru, Mozambique and Cambodia; a former Under Secretary General of the United Nations who served as Executive Director of UNSCOM; the world’s pre-eminent scholar of the law of Russia and public international law; the former science advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State; the former Senior Director for Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council; and others.

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