Leading law firm Charles Russell Speechlys and The University of Law (ULaw) are delighted to announce their collaboration to offer a £5,000 scholarship to a student wishing to study the Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course or MA Law at ULaw in September 2017.
Hamish Perry, Graduate Recruitment Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys says: “The aim of this initiative is to support students who may not have the means to further their studies as well as recognising their hard work and achievements to date. The legal sector offers a multitude of employment opportunities and this scholarship is designed to be a helping hand to recruiting additional talent.”
Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO at The University of Law, said: “This scholarship will be welcomed by high performing students with ambitions of pursuing a career in law. ULaw is committed to widening access into the legal profession and scholarships are a great way of achieving this. We look forward to welcoming our new Charles Russell Speechlys’ scholar in September.”
In addition to the scholarship award, the successful student will also be automatically invited to join Charles Russell Speechlys’ 2018 Summer Placement Scheme. This opportunity offers a student the chance to participate in fee-earning work for its clients and involves attending meetings, going to court and gaining a deeper understanding of the firm’s different practice areas.