Legal Cheek reports
City law firm Macfarlanes has announced the launch of a new training scholarship in partnership with Brunel University.
The scholarship, which aims to breakdown any socio-economic barriers that discourage talented students from joining the legal profession, will cover the full cost of university tuition fees, alongside paid work experience and a paid placement year at the firm.
In addition to all this, successful scholars are “highly likely” to become trainees, with the firm explaining that the scholarship should be considered as “equivalent to the award of a training contract”. Trainee numbers are being expanded to accommodate the scholars so there will be no impact on other applicants.
The tie-up will see the firm support three Brunel law students annually.
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