Law student wins prestigious scholarship

Date 16.11.2015

Lawren Dobson, a final year LLB student at the University of Northampton, has been awarded a major scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple – one of the four Inns of Court exclusively entitled to call their members to the English Bar as barristers.

The Harmsworth Scholarship, worth £12,500, will pay for the vocational stage of the Bar Professional Training Course. Lawren will start the one year course in September, studying at the University of Law in Birmingham.

Lawren commented: “The tutors and staff at in the Social Sciences law team have been amazing throughout my entire journey with the University of Northampton. They have been encouraging and motivating, and without their drive and passion for the subjects they teach I might not have found areas of law that I hope to practice in.  I am really excited about the doors that this scholarship will open for me. I would never have been able to afford to carry on into a career in law without it.”

Margaret Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Law, commented: “The academic staff within the Law Division are delighted to hear that Lawren has been awarded the Harmsworth Scholarship which will enable her to embark on the Bar Professional Training Course in September.  Lawren’s success is well deserved.  As well as working hard in her academic studies, Lawren has taken advantage of the many opportunities available to Law students at the University of Northampton including volunteering with the Citizens Advice Bureau, mooting and representing the University in the national Client Interviewing Competition.  We wish Lawren the very best of luck for the future.”

​To find out more about University of Northampton’s Law (LLB) course, visit the course page.