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CMS Bursary Scheme for aspiring lawyers open for entry across the UK
Applications for CMS’ 2018 UK Bursary Scheme are now open for entry.
The scheme awards up to five bursaries worth £2,500 each year for aspiring UK students to use towards their law degrees. Finalists also receive mentoring by a qualified lawyer, and will be offered paid work experience with CMS during their first year of university.
Sarah Hyde, Of Counsel solicitor and CMS Bursary scheme founder, explains: “At CMS, we believe that a career in law should be open to people from all walks of life, if that is what they want to do and if their potential measures up. The CMS Bursary really opens doors for aspiring lawyers – since our launch seven years ago, 26 students have won bursaries and over 70 have received mentoring. One of the finalists from our first scheme even started a training contract with CMS last year.”
To be considered for a bursary, students must enter the essay-writing competition, which closes on 29 June 2018 (Scotland) or 18 July 2018 (rest of UK). Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview at CMS’ London or Edinburgh offices in September 2018.