The University of Law (ULaw) has announced the winners of its 2013 postgraduate scholarships.
One full scholarship has been awarded for each of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) starting this autumn.
Now in its second year, the scholarship scheme attracted a high level of interest from potential students with the number of entries for the LLM LPC award going up by 36 per cent and the BPTC receiving 25 per cent more entries than last year.
The winners have their entire course fees paid and can study at a ULaw centre of their choice. In addition one runner-up on each programme has received a £4,000 scholarship towards the cost of their fees.
Winner of the GDL scholarship, Manon Elise Sel
Winner of the BPTC scholarship, Tanya Elcock
The scholarships are in addition to more than 100 awards based on academic achievement, which ULaw will distribute this year to provide gifted students on the LL.B undergraduate law degree, GDL, LLM LPC and BPTC with up to £3,000 towards fees.
There are also ten scholarships of £3,000 each towards fees for the LL.B and four scholarships of £2,500 towards fees for the LLM in International Legal Practice, both starting in September 2013.
To enter the GDL, LLM LPC and BPTC scholarships students had to submit an essay, short-video or other form of digital presentation on a specified topic. Entries were judged by a panel comprising of ULaw and external legal professionals, assessing the students’ ability to demonstrate the professional skills required of modern solicitors and barristers.
Winner: Manon Elise Sel from London - will study at ULaw’s Guildford centre. Runner up: Jake Parker-Bishop from Peterborough - will study at the Manchester centre. Presentation topic: ‘Modern technology has developed rapidly and now pervades all legal entities. How do you think advances in technology will further impact the legal profession and practices over the next ten years?’
Winner: Mark Summers from Aberdeenshire – to attend London Bloomsbury centre Runner up: Jennifer Harper from Kent – to attend London Bloomsbury Honourable mention: Carina Turetta from Middlesex – to attend London Bloomsbury Presentation topic: ‘In Shakespeare’s Henry VI (part two) Dick the Butcher demands “the first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”. Consider whether this is the public’s attitude towards lawyers today and whether that perception is likely to change over the next ten years?’
Winner: Tanya Elcock from Chelmsford, Essex – to attend Birmingham centre Runner up: Philip Vollans from Stratford-upon-Avon – to attend Birmingham centre Presentation topic: ‘The division of our legal profession into barristers and solicitors is an anachronism. Discuss.’
Sarah Hutchinson, Vice President (Business Development) at The University of Law said: “We launched these scholarships last year as a way of helping ambitious, talented students to achieve their goal of a successful legal career. Once again we received an impressive crop of entries and the winners showed creativity and good communication skills. They came up with some interesting analysis and had clearly done their research on the subject matter. We look forward to welcoming them to The University of Law.”
There’s still time to apply for the LL.B scholarships, which will go towards the first year fees. To apply students must accept a place on the course by June 21 and send in their entry by August 16.
The full-time LLM in International Legal Practice scholarships are also still up for grabs. The course, which runs at ULaw’s London Moorgate and Manchester centres, is provided jointly by the International Bar Association (IBA) and The University of Law. Students must both accept a place on the course and submit their entry by July 19 to be eligible.
Find more information on how to apply for both scholarships
Lucy Wray, Public Relations Manager, The University of Law on 01483 216072 (firstname.lastname@example.org)