Squire Sanders has joined forces with Durham University and Newcastle University to roll out a scholarship programme for aspiring lawyers.
The new scheme will award one undergraduate student each year from both universities with a £1,500 scholarship and a place on the firm’s summer vacation scheme.
To win the prize the would-be lawyers must demonstrate excellent academic results in their first year, along with evidence of making a positive contribution to their community.
Graduate recruitment partner Richard Morton said: “The scholarship gives the winner a helping hand in achieving their goal of a successful career in law, in addition to invaluable work experience at one of Squire Sanders’ UK offices.
“Giving something back to local communities is important to us so we are delighted to work closely with the universities in looking for people who not only aspire to academic excellence but who also have an equal commitment to helping their local communities and charities.”
Two students were awarded the scholarship prizes this week. Newcastle student Thea Bainbridge and Durham student Natalie Ingram will undertake their placements in the London and Leeds offices respectively.
Meanwhile Newcastle student Shauna McNulty was a runner-up and will be carrying out her placement in Leeds.