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School of Law

Lord Kerr Scholarship
Deadline: 9 August, 2021
Application Status
Open

Eligibility summary

Overview

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.

 

Further Information

For a domestic student, the Scholarship is valued at £5,000; for an International student the Scholarship is valued at £10,000. Scholarships will be set against course fees.

Law graduates planning to pursue an LLM programme in Law at Queen’s are invited to apply for The Lord Kerr Scholarship by submitting the results of their primary law degree (LLB, MLaw, or JD), together with a written statement of not more than 500 words on why they should be considered for this prestigious Scholarship and what impact the completion of the chosen Master’s programme will have on the applicant’s career. The Head of School’s decision, taken in the light of the recommendations of a Law School panel, will be final. The award will be presented to the successful scholars during their first semester at Queen’s.

The scholars must agree to produce a short report of their studies at Queen’s to be shared with the family of Lord Kerr.

Funding Amount

Two awards, one of £5,000 for a domestic student beginning an LLM programme in the School of Law; and one of £10,000 for an international student beginning an LLM programme in the School of Law.

Awarded to one domestic LLM student and one international LLM student, entering any LLM programme in the School of Law.

Domestic students for these purposes are students from either the UK or Ireland; international students are students from any other country.

Applicants will be invited to submit the results of their primary law degree (whether UG or JD/MLaw etc) together with a written statement to support their application. Awards will be made based on a combination of primary law degree results and the best written statement in the judgement of a panel from the School of Law, appointed by the Head of School.

Number of Awards

2

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions are available here.

Eligibility

Awarded to Law graduates planning to pursue an LLM programme in Law at Queen’s.

Funding Type

Fee Status

Start Date

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 14:35:00 BST

Close Date

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 17:00:00 BST

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