CoL names scholarship winners

The College of Law (CoL) has announced the ten scholarship winners attending its new LLB course next month.

The scholarships provide rewards toward the tuition fees of the new two-year LLB programme which the Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, and London centres are launching in September, with Bristol and York following next year.

Entrants were asked to submit a presentation on “why the world needs lawyers,” outlining their ideas about the role of lawyers in modern society.

Winners who had taken A-levels also averaged top A-level (A*AA) and UCAS scores of 395 – scores equal to those of students accepted to Russell Group universities.

Carl Gallagher of Mold, North Wales, who will be attending the Chester branch, won a scholarship sponsored by Manchester-based Pannone and will receive a £3,000 reward for each year and one week’s worth of work experience at the firm.

While US firm Dechert awarded Isabella Sharpley of Poole, Dorset, £3,000 toward the first year and one week of work experience.

The remaining eight scholarships provide a £3,000 reward toward the first year.

In a statement, Sarah Hutchinson, CoL’s board member for business development, congratulated the winners and said: “we were very impressed by the quality of the scholarship entries, the vast amount of thought that the students obviously put into developing their ideas and the commitment they showed to the legal profession.”

Earlier this month, both CoL and fellow law school giant BPP reported higher than expected demand for their two-year law degrees (17 August 2012).