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Law firm begins search for 2019 scholarship winner

The scheme is a unique opportunity to A-level students with the ambition of pursuing a career in law. It is aimed at school leavers in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

The winner receives a £1,000 bursary and a paid two-week work experience placement in Freeths’ Milton Keynes office during 2020.

  • Pictured: Sherifat Aminu, winner of the scholarship in 2015.

Sherifat Aminu, a former student at Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes, won the scholarship in 2015. She now works at Freeths as a legal assistant.

“The Freeths Legal Scholarship has been one of my biggest achievements to date,” she said. “Winning that scholarship was the catalyst to me pursuing a career in commercial law and the work experience helped me gain invaluable skills for my CV.

“The fact that I won a scholarship and already had substantial amount of legal experience under my belt gave me something to stand out as a candidate at interviews.

 “As a legal assistant at Freeths now, I have come back full circle into a firm which helps to enrich young students early on with the confidence and motivation to pursue their goals no matter what background they have come from.”

Freeths is committed to providing opportunities to those interested in a career in law who may benefit from some assistance of this kind. The paid-for work experience placement

provides the successful candidate with invaluable experience of working in a top ranked UK firm and real insights into life as a commercial lawyer. All shortlisted candidates attend a session about working in the legal profession with trainee solicitors and legal assistants. Many have also benefitted from a short work experience placement.

Applications for this year’s scholarship are welcomed from students who are planning to study a degree in law from September 2019.

Information about the scheme and how to apply can be found at https://www.freeths.co.uk/recruitment/legal-scholarship-scheme-2/ or queries should be sent to eleanor.stevens@freeths.co.uk

Applications must have been received by April 2. 

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