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This long-standing scholarship, funded by the Kalisher Trust and Birmingham Law School, supports students on the LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice pathway or the LLM (General) pathway to pursue postgraduate study in Law. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees and provide a generous contribution of a £6,000 bursary. Applicants for the scholarship need to meet the academic entry requirements for Birmingham's LLM programme and the eligibility criteria outlined on the scholarship webpage.

The mission of the Kalisher Trust is to encourage and support talented students who may find the costs of reaching the Criminal Bar prohibitive. Andrew Fisher QC from the Kalisher Trust provided us with the following insight:

"The Kalisher Trust has been working toward greater access to the Criminal Bar for those with talent for more than 25 years. We support young people from diverse backgrounds as they seek a career in the profession; and we do so across England and Wales. We work with schools from some of the most deprived areas to ensure that no matter what your background, ambition can drive achievement. Our partnership with the University of Birmingham has led to the scholarships for those at Masters level"

 

As well as a vibrant and engaging environment in which to study, the Law school offers multiple opportunities to develop practical skills and experience core to advocacy at the bar.

Professor John Child

Professor John Child from Birmingham Law School said "The LLM at Birmingham Law School offers an excellent grounding in advanced issues in criminal law nationally and internationally through intellectually diverse and demanding modules taught by experts. .As well as a vibrant and engaging environment in which to study, the Law school offers multiple opportunities to develop practical skills and experience core to advocacy at the bar Through the Centre for Employability, Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER), students on the LLM can undertake Pro bono work, compete in national and international Mooting and debating competitions, practice client interviewing and  all while gaining CPD points and networking with Birmingham Law’s School’s wide legal practice networks.”

To apply for the award please visit the scholarship webpage where you will find full details about the application process. Applications close Friday 28 July 2023. We look forward to granting this scholarship to a successful applicant.