Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Law firm A&O launches new student scholarship scheme

By Staff Reporter

Published 14/08/2015

Dr Grainne McKeever, director of Ulster University’s Law Clinic, and Jane Townsend, partner and head of Allen & Overy’s Legal Services Centre in Belfast, at the launch of a new scholarship that will improve access to justice in Northern Ireland
Dr Grainne McKeever, director of Ulster University’s Law Clinic, and Jane Townsend, partner and head of Allen & Overy’s Legal Services Centre in Belfast, at the launch of a new scholarship that will improve access to justice in Northern Ireland

Lawyers Allen & Overy have created a new scholarship scheme to help fund and support Ulster University students.

The international company, which employs more than 400 staff in Belfast, will provide funding for students enrolled on the Master of Laws (LLM) in Clinical Legal Education course.

An amount will be shared between three students in the first year to cover the costs of fees.

The money will also provide maintenance support for one person.

Jane Townsend, partner and head of Allen & Overy's Legal Services Centre in Belfast, said the firm believes "strongly in using skills to encourage young talent and support efforts to bring justice to people who may otherwise be denied it".

"Through the scholarship with Ulster University, we are working towards both goals with a meaningful investment that will result in positive outcomes, both academically for the students and for access to justice in the wider community," she added.

And Dr Grainne McKeever, director of Ulster University's Law Clinic, said: "This generous Allen & Overy scholarship will support the next generation of social justice lawyers at a critical time for access to justice across the UK and further afield."

Belfast Telegraph

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph