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 for the top mark in a Research Project module, or UG Dissertation module.
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 and has enrolled at Queen’s following the successful completion of the Senior Academy or Pathway Opportunity 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.
The Lord Kerr Scholarship is given in memory of Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, Law Alumnus of Queen’s University Belfast (1969), former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Kerr had a deep interest in the study of Law at Queen’s and was keen to see its reputation enhanced both at home and on an international basis. The scholarship is intended to encourage the very best home and international students to pursue their postgraduate legal studies at Queen’s.
Applications are invited from exceptional students planning to pursue an LLM Programme within the School of Law.
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 for SUSA 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 Lady 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.
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 established by Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in 2005/06.
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.
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.
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 £1,500 at £1,500 each will be available each year from year commencing 2021 for two consecutive years.
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 to be awarded annually for 10 years 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.
Operating in over thirty countries – and at the forefront of the legal industry – Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading law firms, making headlines, breaking new ground and setting precedents. The Belfast team plays an increasing role in delivering important elements of major litigation cases and transactions, as well as in coordinating teams of lawyers from around the world. The Allen & Overy Prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall mark in the Company Law and Corporate Governance module.
The prize was established by the School of Law in honour of their late colleague, Professor Stephen Livingstone (1961-2004). The fund is supported also by donations from Stephen’s family and friends. Stephen was Professor of Human Rights Law, a former Head of the School of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre, as well as a renowned human rights activist and Commissioner on the Northern Ireland Equality Commission.
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 has applied to undertake a taught LLM in Human Rights. The successful applicant will receive an award, the amount of which is dependent on available funding income in any given year.
This prize was founded in 1978 by the Faculty of Law when Sir Robert Lowry indicated that he did not wish to accept remuneration during the academic year 1977-78 for the post of part time lecturer to which he had been appointed. The money saved, £711, was allocated as a special arrangement to fund a prize in the Faculty of Law, the title of such prize and terms under which it would be awarded to be settled by the Faculty of Law and the Academic Council. The prizes of the value of approximately £400 each are awarded annually to students in the School of Law - one to the student who, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, has performed with greatest merit in the assessments for the second year for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, and one to the student who, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, has performed with greatest merit in the assessments in the final year.
Awarded to the student who submits the highest-marked UG essay in an area of Human Rights, by the stated application deadline.
This award was established in 2022 to recognise the student with the highest overall mark for Level 2 modules in any Law undergraduate programme who has identified themselves as having caring responsibilities. The award consists of a prize of £100.
Students will be able to apply for the prize in the form of a written statement outlining the reasons why they are eligible for this prize and the nature of their caring responsibilities. All applications will be submitted to the Swan Committee Administrator. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence and are reviewed in full only by the Swan Committee Administrator and the Swan Champion. Only the name of the prize winner will be made public, the details of their application will not be publicised.
Law Centre NI delivers free and independent legal services in social welfare law areas. Their mission is to promote social justice in Northern Ireland, using the law as a tool for social change.
The Law Centre NI Prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall mark in the Clinical Placement module, delivered by the Law Centre NI.
It is hoped that this prize will raise awareness of social welfare law among students, and that students might consider a career in the highly rewarding area of social justice.
This prize was instituted in 1973 in memory of Mr William Staunton, QC, RM, a graduate of the Faculty of Law. The funds were provided by members of the Northern Ireland Resident Magistrates' Association.
The prize, of the value of approximately £30, will be awarded annually to the student in the University who has, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, gained the highest mark in the Criminal Law module.
We are offering one £10,000 scholarship towards tuition fees for a one-year master’s programme to students from China, who will enrol onto one of the selected programmes below in the 2023-24 academic year.