Are you a 1st year? Interested in a career in law? We’re highlighting an exciting opportunity to King’s students, all about widening participation and access into the legal sector.
Linklaters are running a scholarship programme for first-year students interested in a career in law. This scholarship programme, called Making Links is designed to help talented university students from low-income backgrounds, and/or those who have a disability, succeed in their early careers. The programme aims to make social mobility better within the legal sector and to represent the social and economic diversity of the UK as a whole.
What’s in it for students?
As a Linklaters Making Links Scholar, students will be able to gain an insight into commercial law and receive valuable coaching, mentoring, direct work experience and £6,000 in financial support. Making Links describes that the programme is a “chance to make a difference in the world, and help change our industry for the better.”
Here’s what makes you eligible to apply for the scholarship programme:
- You’re in your first year of a three-year course or second year of a four-year course
- You’re from a low-income background (for example, students who are first in their generation to attend university, have been in receipt of free school meals at school, spent time in care or have experienced other forms of social disadvantage)
- You’re committed to pursuing a career in commercial law
In particular, Linklaters is keen to hear from mature students, students who are the first in a generation to go to university, students who have caring responsibilities, students who were eligible for free school meals in the past, students who attended state school throughout your secondary education and students who have been considered for non-academic scholarships or bursaries.
The King’s Careers’ Take: Have you discovered an interest in law? Opportunities like these are great ways to explore your interests around your chosen sector or degree course, and a wonderful way of developing your knowledge, skills and experience. If you’re interested to know more about law, check out our Industry guide on Keats!
For more information on the Making Links Scholarship and to find out about eligibility to apply please visit this website.
To find out more about Linklaters’ approach to disability and recruitment view their profile here.
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