CMS announces regulation scholarships for Scottish pupils

CMS has announced it will present scholarships to help three Scottish pupils in pursuing their desire of a lawful profession.

As portion of an annual British isles-extensive initiative, the CMS Legislation Scholarships Plan for Scotland awards £2,500 every single year to higher-performing condition faculty learners from economically challenged backgrounds when they are finishing their law degrees. The scholarship is worthy of £10,000 above a four-12 months Scottish diploma.

Recipients of this year’s scholarships are Jaya Khasria from Vale of Leven Academy in West Dunbartonshire Eva Frew, a pupil at Hamilton Grammar Faculty, South Lanarkshire and Olamide (Ola) Fadun from Lourdes Secondary College in Glasgow. Alongside with the yearly economical assist through their authorized scientific studies, they will also reward from mentoring by a qualified lawyer and will be provided paid work knowledge with CMS through their initial year of university.

Now in its ninth year in Scotland, former scholarship winners have long gone on to research at several of the top Uk universities and have secured training contracts at some of the world’s most significant legislation firms, which include CMS.

Before this calendar year pupils were being to begin with invited to implement for the programme by responding to motivational concerns and submitting an essay on one particular of two subjects thinking of no matter whether everybody really should have the proper to strike, or if deepfakes are a criminal offense which ought to have lawful implications. Small-mentioned candidates from colleges throughout Scotland were being then invited to go to an interview, meet up with trainees and encounter lifestyle as a certified solicitor during a digital evaluation 7 days.

Allan Wernham, handling director of CMS in Scotland, reported: “Following an very large quality and competitive software approach, we’re delighted to be giving our aid to three young and aspiring Scottish pupils who all share a passion for law.

“Our scholarship programme is concentrated on supporting pupils whose financial instances can show to be a barrier to them acquiring a place at a prestigious university or developing a occupation in regulation. I congratulate this year’s recipents and we appear forward to supporting them within just the firm as they produce their authorized professions.”

Commenting on his scholarship award, Ola Fadun claimed: “Taking section in all facets of the CMS scholarship programme has been an remarkable practical experience. The mentorship, get the job done placement and monetary guidance supplied has place my intention of excelling inside of the area of regulation within attain. It is remarkable to see a reliable legislation company like CMS offering back again to the group by featuring youthful individuals like me the option to working experience and significantly discover a authorized vocation.”

Fellow scholarship receiver Eva Frew claimed: “I am so grateful for this option and thrilled for the potential. It will assist me in achieving my total likely as perfectly as achieving my aim of turning into a profitable legislation student and solicitor.”

Sherri Crump

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