PSA: Apply for a FLAS Fellowship

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PSA: Apply for a FLAS Fellowship

Postby worldtraveler » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:34 am

I'm making a thread to spread the knowledge that law students at some law schools can apply for a FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Fellowship. Not every school is a FLAS school and of those not every FLAS school lets law students apply, but if you can you should definitely go for it. It covers full tuition and fees for the year plus a $15,000 stipend. In exchange you take a language course in a less commonly taught language (as in, not Spanish) and usually an area studies course each semester. So if you take Chinese you have to take a Chinese law course or something like that each semester, or make an independent study arrangement.
The deadline is usually in January and it can be an extensive application, so if you're interested, you should check if your school has the FLAS and if law students are allowed to apply. If you are allowed to, you have to get the law school dean to waive the professional degree fee if it's more than regular tuition so be prepared to be charming.
It's really a ton of money for not a lot of work, especially if you want to take a language anyway.


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Re: PSA: Apply for a FLAS Fellowship

Postby EMZE » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:04 am

That's awesome. Based off your profile, I assume Berkeley has it?

If I had such interests, but wasn't interested in the scholarship, are there opportunities to reach out and take such courses? And if I already am proficient in other languages (Russian and Arabic in my case) would I be able to start at a higher level course?

Btw lack of interest is because I have GI bill.


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Re: PSA: Apply for a FLAS Fellowship

Postby wwapd » Sat May 11, 2013 5:33 pm

I know this is a few years old but I'd love to hear about the application process for flas or boren from anyone that's been through it personally. I'd really like to do something like this in law school. Thanks.

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