In 2017 we launched our Global Scholarships which extends the work of our Break into Law programme.
Each year we will award scholarships to top law students from the world's least developed countries. These students receive funding, mentoring and placements across our global practice over a two-year period before joining our alumni programme.
This is not a recruitment programme: our aim is to support students to develop and build careers in their home countries, whether in law, business or government. It is part of our commitment to developing a strong global rule of law as well as enabling underrepresented groups to enter the legal profession.
Our first winners from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia share our ambition to develop the legal infrastructure in their countries. Most already volunteer with human rights organizations: they are already changing their communities.
We are pleased to partner with The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to develop and deliver a session to the Fellows on the importance of the rule of law to a well-functioning society.
In the words of the Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG: "In a world divided by differences of nationality, race, colour, religion and wealth the rule of law is one of the greatest unifying factors, perhaps the greatest...It remains an ideal, but an ideal worth striving for, in the interests of good government and peace at home and in the world at large."
Our next recruitment round will be promoted on our website and via our university partners.
For more information contact Clementine Johnson.