Law Society Diversity Access Scheme – applications open 17 February 2020

What is the DAS?

The DAS is a scholarship for aspiring solicitors who might otherwise face serious challenges in pursuing their legal education and career. It provides excellent all round support for students who are successful in their application. The DAS package includes:

Finance: funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees.

Professional contacts: a professional mentor to help with queries relating to a future career in law.

Opportunities to gain work experience: work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society.

Who should apply?

We encourage applications from graduates and those in their final year of a law degree, including mature students. We also welcome applications from aspiring solicitors who have come through CILEX.

The DAS 2020 application round is for those who wish to start a full time or part time LPC either in September 2020 or January 2021.Application criteria

You have to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for the DAS. Criteria for the 2019 round of applications is available on our webpage. Please note this may be subject to change for 2020.

How many awards are available?

Up to ten standard DAS scholarships will be available this year.

When do applications open?

Applications will be open from 17 February 2020 and close at midday on 20 April 2020

The application form and guidance will be available to download from their website on 17 February.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about the DAS then please:

Visit our DAS webpage: www.lawsociety.org.uk/das please note our website will be updated in February 2020.

Get in touch directly: diversityaccessscheme@lawsociety.org.uk

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