Work Placement / Internship

Roger Leyland Memorial Scholarship

Open to first year black and minority ethnic (BAME) students.

Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist Apply now

Applications open: 1 October 2021 – 31 January 2022

Roger Leyland was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills until his death in October 1996 at the young age of 43. He was the first black partner at a leading City firm and chaired The College of Law’s ethnic minority subcommittee. Roger was deeply committed to supporting the development of young lawyers, including sitting as a governor on the Council of the College of Law.

The Roger Leyland Memorial Scholarship was developed by Rare Recruitment and Herbert Smith Freehills to provide financial support and work experience to exceptional black and minority ethnic students. Applicants should be in their first year of a three-year course or second year of a four-year course and must be a Rare candidate in order to apply. (You can find out more about Rare when you click through to apply.)

Benefits of being a Roger Leyland Memorial Scholar include:

  • £9,000 awarded over three years of study
  • A mentor at the firm
  • A guaranteed interview for the summer vacation scheme (conditional on achieving a 2:1 in your first-year exams)
  • Personal study sessions with Rare’s Melissa Andrewes, a former Head of Students at the University of Law
  • Invitations to exclusive firm events
  • Runners up may be considered for a place on the summer vacation scheme.

Elevate your ambition. Find out more and apply now.

We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.

(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)

1e127ede32d8f816eacfb0aed73cee11

Apply online now
This button will open a new tab and take you directly to the employer's website to apply.
Please remember, if asked, that you found this job on Gradcracker.
Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist
Follow your favourite employers
Save jobs to your shortlist
Receive personalised alerts
Access our live webinars
Register now