Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts began life in 2010 when a small group of interested law firms formed a working group to try and address the legal needs of low income arts organisations across England and Wales. Since 2012, a pro bono referral initiative has seen firms assist arts groups across the country on a wide range of legal issues.
This scholarship will enable a Queen Mary law student to support the LVFA initiative whilst gaining practical experience of the pro bono advice sector and financial support.
The recipient of the LVFA scholarship will be awarded £1,720, paid in two instalments. In return for the scholarship the recipient will be expected to support the initiative's pro bono email referral scheme. This bursary may be held alongside other bursaries, scholarships and award packages.
The recipient of the LVFA Scholarship will undertake a total 3 hours of work per week, over 48 weeks from February 2023 to January 2024, around their study and work commitments.
Responsibilities will include:
Payment of the second instalment will be subject to the following:
The recipient will be able to specify a two week period where they will not undertake any work due to examinations.
Applications for the LVFA Scholarship are open to all LLB students within the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, apart from final year students (due to the work extending beyond their expected graduation), and students on the LLB Law in Practice year in industry.
Applicants will be assessed on their application and invited to interview with Debevoise & Plimpton.
Applications for this award are currently closed and will open again during the next academic year.
If you have any questions or queries about this award, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.