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The College of Law (CoL) is launching a brand new award programme for academically gifted, non-law students.
The Gold Awards Scheme will provide financial support of up to £3,000 for 60 top performing graduates looking to study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
Board member for business development Sarah Hutchinson said: “There is a clear demand for able and committed non-law graduates in the legal profession. Such students bring a breadth of talent and experience which the profession needs to thrive.
“At a time of economic difficulties for many students, we have created 60 Gold Awards to help give those non-law graduates, who are the most gifted in their specialist subject areas, the opportunity to pursue a career in law.”
The Olympics-inspired award is aimed at aspiring lawyers without law firm sponsorship. Successful applicants will receive £2,000 towards the GDL, and £1,000 for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).
For the GDL, BPTC and LPC the CoL currently charges £9,310, £16,485 and £13,300 respectively.
Students need to apply by 24 August with a statement setting out what winning the award would mean to them and how it would help them attain their ambition of a career in law.