Purposes now open for science, expertise, engineering and maths college students fascinated about legislation

STEM Future Lawyers has teamed up with BPP College Legislation College for a 3rd yr to announce a legislation conversion scholarship for science, expertise, engineering and maths (STEM) college students.

It can see £5,000 granted in direction of the Legislation Conversion Course (PGDL) charges of 1 STEM Future Attorneys member to kick-start their authorized profession at a BPP campus of their selection. The award may additionally be shared between two college students, who would obtain £2,500 every.

STEM college students are extremely wanted by company legislation companies — significantly these with established mental property practices — for his or her transferable expertise and expertise. The approaching collectively of legislation and expertise, as seen by companies’ funding in synthetic intelligence and innovation hubs, has led them to recruit science and tech-savvy graduates.

BPP tutor Catherine Crampton formally introduced the scholarship at right this moment’s flagship STEM Future Lawyers event and law fair, that includes solicitors, trainees and graduate recruitment groups from Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, CMS, Gowling WLG, Herbert Smith Freehills and Mayer Brown.

Crampton mentioned:

“We’re delighted to offer the STEM Future Attorneys scholarship for the third yr operating. We recognize that graduates from STEM backgrounds have very particular expertise comparable to confirmed technical and analytical expertise, the flexibility to speak clearly and concisely, wonderful problem-solving expertise and an consideration to element, all of which maintain them in good stead for a future profession in legislation.

With expertise embedded in our PGDL programme, college students will profit from our new adaptive studying platform BPP Adapt, which makes use of machine studying to help their growth, and our Digital Observe Setting the place college students can develop their expertise in a simulated authorized setting. We sit up for welcoming the winner(s) of the STEM Future Attorneys scholarship onto our programme.”

A panel of authorized training consultants will assess the candidates, with the profitable scholar(s) introduced within the New Yr.

Earlier this yr we reported {that a} King’s School London biochemistry scholar and a College of Surrey veterinary drugs graduate scooped the second law conversion scholarship. Jane Xiu and Amy O’Sullivan have been chosen forward of numerous hotshot candidates to every obtain £2,500 in direction of their PGDL charges. Each began their programs in September this yr.

The scholarship is open to STEM college students or graduates fascinated about a profession within the legislation. Applications opened today for one month till 20 December 2020.

STEM Future Attorneys is the UK’s devoted legislation careers community for STEM college students trying to make the leap into legislation. Since its launch in 2016, STEM Future Attorneys has grown to over 1,500 members, all of whom are STEM college students. You’ll be able to signal as much as STEM Future Attorneys, which is a Authorized Cheek sister web site, here.