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The School of Law is delighted to announce a PhD studentship, funded as a Collaborative Studentship by the Department for the Economy (DfE) and the Department of Justice (DoJ). The successful candidate will research the topic of ‘Sexual History Evidence in Northern Ireland Trials:  Prevalence, Impact and Reform’, spending part of their time on placement at DoJ as an integral part of their research.


The School of Law is delighted to announce a PhD studentship, funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE). The doctoral research will be focused on the interplay between the UK regulatory framework for intra-UK trade in services and the regulatory autonomy of home nations in relation to services.


The School of Law is delighted to announce a PhD studentship, funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE). The doctoral research will be focused on the legal implications of Northern Ireland’s hybrid status within both the EU and UK internal markets and external trade policies


The Law Society prize was founded in 1978 by the Incorporated Law Society of Northern Ireland.  The prize is awarded to the student who has submitted the highest-marked research project in the modules: LAW300 Dissertation module, LAW3001 Research Project A, or LAW3041 Research Project B.


The JMK Solicitors Prize was established to recognise and reward Law students from Widening Participation backgrounds who achieve success in their studies. The Prize of £3,000 will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in the Torts Module (in Level 2) and has enrolled at Queen’s following the successful completion of the Senior Academy or Pathway Opportunity Programme.

 


Eversheds Sutherland is Ireland's only full service international law firm handling legal matters in every major trading nation for domestic and international clients.  With over 5,000 people including 700 Partners and 2,850 lawyers with 68 offices that span 34 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and the US.  Eversheds Sutherlands allows you to work with leading advisors across the globe on cases that make headlines.

The Eversheds Sutherland Prize will be awarded to the student enrolled on the LLM International Business Law (including Placement) course who achieved the highest overall mark in their undergraduate degree.

Alongside the prize, the recipient will be guaranteed an interview of the Eversheds Sutherland Summer Internship Programme.


The Andrew Mark Godden Prize will be awarded annually to a graduate from the most recent undergraduate cohort in the School of Law.

Andrew Godden grew up in an under-represented area in Northern Ireland and was the first in his family to attend university.  After completing his LLB degree at Queen's, he was awarded the James MacQuitty Law Scholarship to undertake a Master's degree and in 2019, he completed his PhD in Public International Law.  Andrew is a passionate believer in the transformative power of higher education and the need to ensure greater access for under-represented groups.  He is involved with a number of widening participation participation initiatives at Queen's and in the wider community.

The prize will be awarded to the graduate who achieves the highest overall mark in their undergraduate degree, (this must be a minimum of 40%); attended a non-selective post primary school; has a household income that attracts the maximum state grant, and has a permanent residence within an under-represented area in Northern Ireland, as defined by the criteria of the award.


The Linklaters Scholarships are designed to financially support Law students from Widening Participation backgrounds to complete their studies at Queen’s University Belfast.  Up to seven scholars will receive £1,000 per annum for three years and will also benefit from workshops delivered by Linklaters. 

Successful candidates may also have the opportunity to complete work experience and placements with Linklaters at their Head Office in London.


This fund was established in 1972 from the proceeds of the sale of property belonging to the County Antrim Grand Jury at the time of its dissolution. The representatives of the Grand Jury, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance (now the Northern Ireland Department of Finance), gave the sum of £4,356 for the promotion and encouragement of legal education in the University.


The D. J. Hill Prize was instituted in 1980 in memory of Dr D. J. Hill, Reader Elect in the Faculty of Law.  The funds were subscribed by friends and colleagues of Dr Hill and by institutions with which he had been associated professionally.


The Stanley Maurice Austin Prize was instituted in 1945 in memory of Flying Officer Stanley Maurice Austin, RAFVR, a student in the School of Law, who was killed in action in North Africa in 1943.  The funds were subscribed by members and students of the School of Law and his parents.


This prize was established in 1990 by the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the Faculty of Law.


The James MacQuitty Law Scholarship was founded in 2002 with funds provided by the MacQuitty Family Trust.  It was established in honour of James MacQuitty QC who was a distinguished member of the English and Northern Ireland Bars and was presented with the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by Queen’s University Belfast in 1987. 

 The Scholarship is designed to assist law graduates from Northern Ireland to pursue a Masters’ degree in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast in any law or law related subject area.


Applicants must be full-time second year undergraduate students in the School of Law.

The Study USA Programme, formerly known as the Business Education Initiative, takes pre-final year students from Northern Ireland's two universities to the USA to study Business for a full academic year at a university or college that has an affiliation to one of the main Christian churches in the USA - Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian.  It is open to students in any discipline.

Students apply in the first semester of their second year via an online application form.  Shortlisting is in accordance mainly with academic grades.  Shortlisted students undergo a criteria based interview (for Study USA) and are selected in accordance with their performance in it.

This scholarship will go to the successful student with the best academic performance since the commencement of their degree.


The Arthur Cox Prize was established in 2018.  It will be awarded to the student with the highest mark in the 'Contract Law' module on the second year of the LLB undergraduate programme.

 


This award was established in 2019 to recognise the best student essay or dissertation completed in the period October-May preceding the advertisement of the award in the area of gender and the law.  The award consists of a prize of £250.

 


The Lord Chief Justice Prize is of the value of £200 and is awarded annually to the student with the highest mark in the 'Rights and Accountability' module (LAW1024).


This postgraduate scholarship has been established by Terence Kyle, former chief executive of Linklaters.  Terence Kyle was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge University, graduating with an MA in Classics and Law in 1969.  Prior to attending university, Terence went to school in Belfast and is a keen supporter of Queen's University Belfast in its efforts to provide increased opportunity for postgraduate study.

 


The prize was set up in 2011 by Mr. Paul Tweed.

Paul Tweed graduated from Queen's University in 1977 with a degree in Law and has been a partner with Johnsons since 1983.  He heads up the media and dispute resolution departments and practices in the jurisdictions of Northern Ireland, England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland.  He is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the State Bar of California.  He is acknowledged as one of the leading Media lawyers in the UK and Ireland, acting for high profile International Claimant and Defendant clients.  Paul also has extensive experience in Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, acting for clients in the film, music and sports industries, in both transactional and non-transactional matters.

 

 

 


This scholarship is designed for a suitably qualified UK/EU graduate, ideally with experience of working in a human rights-based NGO or similar organisation either in the EU or beyond, who wishes to undertake LLM in Human Rights.  The successful applicant will receive an award which is dependent on available funding income in any given year.


The prize was established by Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in 2005/06.  


The Carson McDowell LLB Foundation Scholarship was established in 2017 by Carson McDowell. It will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall average mark in Stage 1 of the LLB undergraduate programme.


The Carson McDowell LLB Scholarship was established in 2017 by Carson McDowell. It will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall average mark in Stage 2 of the LLB undergraduate programme.


This prize was founded in 1988 by Butterworths Law Publishers Ltd.  The prize, £100 of Lexis Nexis publications, will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Board of Examiners, to the student with the highest overall average in the Level 1 Assessments for the degree of Bachelor of Laws.


This prize was founded in 1988 by Butterworths Law Publishers Ltd.  The prize, £100 of Lexis Nexis publications, will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Board of Examiners, to the student with the highest overall average in the Level 2 Assessments for the degree of Bachelor of Laws.


This prize was instituted in 1985 by the late Mrs. Conaghan in memory of her husband.  His Honour Judge R.H. (Rory) Conaghan, Q.C., a graduate of the Faculty of Law and County Court Judge of the Counties of Armagh and Fermanagh.

The prize, which consists of a sum of approximately £100 and a cup (which is to remain in the custody of the School of Law) will be awarded annually to the Level 3 student who has gained the highest marks in the 'Evidence' module (LAW3002) in the LLB.

 


The McKane medals are awarded under the will of John McKane, Professor of English Law in Queen's College Belfast from 1875 to 1885.

The medal in Law will be awarded to the candidate who obtains the highest overall average over the three years of the LLB Single Hons degree course.  The medal in Economics will be awarded on the results of the final honours examination in Economics.

The medals are open only to registered students of the University in the Faculty of Arts, Humanties and Social Sciences and they will be awarded to the duly qualified candidate who obtains the highest overall average over the three years of their degree programme.  The University may in any year withhold any medal.

 


This Scholarship is open to new entrants on the LLB (Senior Status) programme.

All offerholders for the programme may submit an application for the scholarship.

One scholarship will be awarded in October each year.

The scholarship will only be awarded to a candidate who is fully registered for the degree.

Applicants for the award must submit a Vlog post (3 minutes) outlining why they applied for the programme and why they deserve to win the award.  The Vlog will be submitted as per the instruction emailed to all offer holders.

The winner of the scholarship will be determined by the LLB Senior Status Programme Director and the Undergraduate Administrator for the programme.


This prize, conisiting of a book token to the value of £150, is awarded annually to the most distinguished stiudent with the highest overall average mark in Level 3, for the degree programme of Bachelor of Law.


The School of Law will award three foundation scholarships to the students in both stages with the best academic performance in the stage 1 and 2 modules.


This prize, consisting of a book token to the value of £150, will be awarded to the student with the best overall average mark at Level 3 of the undergraduate programme.


Eversheds Sutherland is Ireland’s only full service international law firm handling legal matters in every major trading nation for domestic and international clients. With over 5,000 people including 700 Partners and 2,850 lawyers, with 68 offices that span 34 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the US.

The Eversheds Sutherland Prize will be awarded to the student enrolled on the LLM International Business Law (including Placement) who achieved the highest overall mark in their undergraduate degree.


The Scholarship has been established by Patrick Magee and his family. Patrick is a Queen's University law graduate, a member of the Queen's City Leadership Group in London and a valued supporter and advocate for Queen's. An award of £5,000 will be made on an annual basis to one undergraduate student in the School of Law.


The University will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights. The five MA programmes covered by the award will include:

  • LLM Human Rights Law
  • MA Conflict Transformation and Social Justice
  • MA Global Security and Borders
  • MA Politics
  • MA Violence, Terrorism and Security

Hillary Rodham Clinton made an outstanding contribution to reconciliation throughout the Northern Ireland peace process. She was a strong advocate for the inclusion of women’s voices in the peace talks and became an inspirational role model for many in the Queen’s community.

This award, created in the former Senator’s name, honours her long-standing commitment to peace, stability and education. There will be one award available for the academic year 2020-21.

 

Key Dates

Tuesday 1 October 2019: Applications open for September 2020 entry

Friday 17 January 2020:  Applications close for September 2020 entry

Friday 27 March 2020: Decisions announced

 


The bursaries were set up by two senior partners Ernie Telford and Viv Harty at MTB, both graduates of Queen's. MTB is a leading Belfast Law firm and acts for a variety of clients in our society.  Two bursaries valued at £1,000 each will be available each year from year commencing 2015 for five consecutive years.


The Lord Kerr Scholarship is given in honour of Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, Law alumnus of Queen’s University Belfast (1969), and former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. Lord Kerr cares deeply about the study of Law at Queen’s and is keen to see its reputation enhanced both at home and on an international basis. He is proud to have his name attached to a scholarship which will encourage international students to pursue their legal studies at Queen’s.


This Scholarship is open to all new entrants to level one of the LLB degree (whether Single Honours of Joint Honours) who are residents of Hong Kong.  Applications for the award will be considered based on the entry qualifications, permanent residential status, and an essay of 500 words under the title, “Why Study Law?”. 

 


Awarded to undergraduate student who joins the School of Law from Brickfield Asia College, Malaysia with the highest average grades.


Awarded to undergraduate Brickfield Asia College student with highest marks entering Year 2.


The Irish American Bar Association of California has, since 1991, organised a placement programme whereby Law students from Ireland are given the opportunity to work as Judicial Externs in the Federal District Courts of Los Angeles.  The Law School at Queen's has long been an active participant in the programme and many of our students have benefitted from the experience of working in another jurisdiction.

 


The A A Sherrard Prize was instituted in 2010 by Brian Sherrard in memory of his father. The Prize, which consists of a sum of £500, will be awarded annually to the student in the University who has, in the opinion of the School’s Board of Examiners, gained the highest mark in the assessment of the module “Land Law‟ in the LLB programme.


The School of Law is delighted to announce a PhD studentship, funded as a Collaborative Studentship by the Department for the Economy (DfE) and Belfast City Council (BCC). The successful candidate will research the topic of ‘exploring legal and ethical dimensions in Belfast’s planned Digital Innovation Ecosystem’, spending part of their time on placement at BCC as an integral part of their research.