2019 Young Leaders’ Program in Law

The Embassy of Japan, in partnership with the Ateneo Law School (ALS), has opened the application process for the 2019 Young Leaders’ Program in Law (YLP).  The program provides scholarships to legal professionals who are expected to play an active role as future national leaders.  The host university of the YLP is the Kyushu University Graduate School of Law, one of ALS’ partner institutions.  Qualified applicants who are offered admission and scholarships to Kyushu will pursue, in the course of one year, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Economic and Business Law.  The academic year begins in October 2019 and ends in September 2020.
Interested applicants must be under 40 years of age by 01 October 2019, and must have at least four years of professional experience in law or in government.  Applicants must submit the following requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Photographs (6 x 4 cm)
  • Official Transcripts of Record
  • Diploma or Certificate of Graduation
  • Two recommendation letters from current employer or academic supervisor in the applicant’s last attended school
  • Health certificate from a medical institution designated by the Japanese Embassy
  • Essay explaining the applicant’s future plans
  • Photocopy of passport
  • English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or equivalent)
  • Answer to essay questions

Application packets are available at the ALS Graduate Legal Studies Institute (GLSI) Office (Room 305 of the Ateneo Professional Schools). The forms may also be downloaded from the Japan Embassy website (http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000350.html). 
All applications documents must be submitted to the GLSI on or before 22 October 2018, 5pm.  After paper screening and interview, ALS will endorse the application documents of qualified applicants to the Embassy of Japan.  The Embassy does the final screening of applications.
Kindly direct inquiries on the YLP to:
Graduate Legal Studies Institute
Ateneo Law School
3/F Ateneo Professional Schools Building
20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center
Makati City 1200
Tel. No.: (02) 899.7691 local 2323
Fax No.: (02) 898.2113
Email: glsi.law@ateneo.edu