Law Scholarships and Opportunities

Interested in pursuing a legal career in the City? Ready for a competition, or got your eye on a scholarship? Check out the latest opportunities from Herbert Smith Freehills.


Not sure whether law is for you? Why don’t you check out our sector guides to give you more of an idea of what the legal profession entails, or book a careers consultation appointment on King’s CareerConnect. Remember – half of all training contracts are awarded to non-law graduates, so your degree won’t stop you from entering the sector.

High Fliers Competition


Apply for work experience with Herbert Smith Freehills and work with their Digital Law Group. The Digital Law Group aims to combine law and tech to bring law into the digital age and transform the future of both business and law.


You’ll gain knowledge of the sector, develop your attributes, prove your skills, and gain valuable experience – all of this will benefit your employability!


How to apply:


  • The competition is open to all students across all disciplines,
  • Fill in this form. Make sure you read our guidance on demonstrating commercial awareness to answer the questions as well as you can.
  • Apply by 31/01/2020!


Roger Leyland Memorial Excel Scholarship


Herbert Smith Freehills has partnered with Rare recruitment to create a scholarship for exceptional BAME students interested in a career in commercial law.


If successful, you’ll get:


  • An award of £9000, over three years of study

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  • A guaranteed place on Herbert Smith Freehills’ first-year workshop 
  • Two weeks’ paid work experience during the summer of their first year 
  • A guaranteed interview for the summer vacation scheme (conditional on reaching the required benchmark in first-year exams) 
  • Runners up may also be considered for a place on the summer vacation scheme 
  • Attend network events



Check out what past scholars have gone on to do.


How to apply:

  • BAME students interested in commercial law (studying any course) can apply. Applicants should be in the first year of a three-year course, or second year of a fourth-year course.
  • You have to be a Rare recruitment candidate to apply – find out how to apply to Rare here.
  • Follow this link for a full job description and to apply.
  • Apply by 31/01/2020!


Good luck!


If you know you want to go into a different strand of law, but still want a scholarship, why not read this recent article on the Law Society’s Access Scheme, and keep checking back for more opportunities on the blog.