Fordham Law School announced today that it will offer a full scholarship for a full-time student in the school’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Corporate Compliance program. This scholarship of $55,000 is due to the generosity of the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust, and applicants can learn more on how to apply here.
In 2016, Fordham Law School became the first law school in the country to develop a degree program in compliance designed for non-lawyers: an MSL in Corporate Compliance. The program was launched in response to the rapid growth of the ethics and compliance field as a professional track that was attracting candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. This program is for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of corporate compliance and core topics such as international financial crime, anti-corruption programs, and risk assessment, but who do not necessarily want to become lawyers.
“Corporate compliance is an emerging field and we are proud to have been the first law school in the country to offer an MSL in this field and now to offer this amazing scholarship,” said Robert Mascola, JD, the senior director of compliance programs at Fordham Law School. “Due to the generosity of the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust, Fordham will be able to attract even more high-quality candidates to our program, regardless of their ability to afford higher education costs.”
Students interested in applying for the scholarship are asked to self-identify on their admissions application and to write a short essay. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have an undergraduate major in business or applicable social science (economics, political science, etc.)
- Full-time enrollment status in the on-campus MSL program
- Demonstrated financial need
- Have shown strong interest in developing and/or utilizing managerial skills in compliance
Students interested in applying for the scholarship for enrollments beginning in the upcoming fall semester should submit all completed forms by May 1, 2020. Learn more about the scholarship, including how to apply.
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