Belfast Telegraph

Law firm A&O launches new student scholarship scheme

By Staff Reporter

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