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Previous sessions for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Dr. Sukhsimranjit Singh, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of the Straus Institute where he also serves as Associate Professor of Law and Practice and directs the LL.M programs. Dr. Singh is a successful international mediator and has resolved disputes in countries throughout the world—including in states across the United States, Canada, India, Japan and New Zealand, to name a few.


Kimberly Yeung is the Recruitment Coordinator at the Straus Institute. She helps recruit qualified attorneys and professionals from all over the world to our top ranked Dispute Resolution program by creating recruitment methods and materials, sourcing candidates, and conducting regular recruitment events so they can bring mediation and conflict resolution to their prospective fields.

Pragya Sharma is an LLM candidate at the Straus Institute and a recipient of the JAMS Full Tuition Scholarship. She graduated with distinction from ILS Law College, Pune in 2019. After graduation, she worked with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., with their Dispute Resolution Practice Group and worked on several litigations and arbitrations.

About the session


What's covered in this session

  • How are applications evaluated?

  • Importance and evaluation of the CV

  • What makes an application stand out?

  • The role of different work experience

  • Grades and academic achievements

  • Grades required at Straus

  • Can co-curriculars offset average grades?

  • Work experience

  • Benefits of having work experience

  • Impact of work experience on job prospects

  • Evaluation of applications with work experience

  • Do publications add value to the application?

  • Role played by blogs and newspaper articles

  • Value of volunteer work and other extracurriculars

  • How should you format your CV?

  • Funding opportunities at Straus

  • Bearing of work experience on scholarships

  • Process for applying for partial scholarships

  • Application for the JAMS Scholarship

  • How to fill the JAMS Scholarship application

  • 2022-23 JAMS scholarships

  • Why you should apply early to Straus

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