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CMS Law Bursary Scheme

Applications are now being accepted for CMS Law Bursaries, which give aspiring law students £2,500 towards each year of their law degree.

CMS is a Top 10 Global Law Firm that operates in 42 countries, embracing innovative, different ways of working, and believes that if you choose to pursue a career in law, your background doesn’t matter.

Bursaries are open to candidates who attend a state school; and either:

  • is themselves eligible for free school meals (or would be eligible for free school meals if they attended a school sixth form rather than a college);


  • attends a school where 25% or more of students are currently eligible for free school meals;
  • attends a school where the average percentage of students eligible for free school meals over the last 6 years has been 25% or more; 
  • if now attending a sixth form college, attended a school in Years 7 to 11 where the average percentage of students eligible for free school meals over the last 6 years was 25% or more;


  • will be in the first generation in their family to go to university; 
  • is expected to achieve (or has already achieved) ABB or equivalent at A Level; 
  • will be applying for and accepts an offer to read Law on a university undergraduate degree course which requires a minimum of ABB or equivalent at A Level, or at a Russell Group university.

Students who are interviewed will also receive mentoring support and the offer of paid work experience during their first year at university

Find out more about eligibility rules and apply, or request more information by emailing bursary@cms-cmno.com

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