Information on Waivers and Grants
We are a non-profit organization that is managed by volunteers and relies upon registration fees to help cover costs associated with holding this event, including meals, venue, transportation, awards, etc. However, we are committed to the participation of countries throughout the world and recognize that some may have difficulties with costs.
Waivers. If your country's delegation has a specific reason why it cannot pay all or part of the registration fee (such as temporary financial difficulties at the university, personal hardship, or problems with local donors) please email Steven Austermiller and state the specific request (full or partial waiver) and the reasons for the request. Requesting parties should also detail all efforts made to find local funding, including the local bar association, university, law firms, and other potential sources. We will then consider the request and respond as soon as possible. Countries should not rely on receiving waivers on an annual basis. It is our wish that they be used to provide assistance in specific special circumstances.
Travel grants. The Competition maintains a Travel Grant program to assist countries with financial challenges to send a student team to participate in the International Client Consultation Competition or to send an official observer to the Competition. All Grant Applications should be emailed to Steven Austermiller. Applications may be submitted as early as September 1 of the calendar year preceding the Competition, and there is no deadline for submission in order to meet unexpected last minute financial need. Funds are available to grant recipients upon arrival at the venue of the Competition. Grants to teams are based on financial need and efforts made by the country to develop a national client counseling program and to meet the travel expenses of its students. Observers should be representatives of the legal profession or involved in legal education and have a commitment to starting a client counseling program in law schools, organizing a national client counseling committee, and sending a participating student team to the Competition in the year following the grant.