Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Scholarship opportunity for aspiring barrister

Monday, 22 September 2014

Barristers wig

Today alumnus Luke Campbell launches the OUB Future Barrister Scholarship 2015, an award of £1,000 for an Oxford Brookes School of Law student who aspires to become a barrister.

The launch will mark the second year that the Luke Campbell Prize Fund has made this award to Brookes’ students* and there are plans for the scholarship competition to be in place for at least the next three years.

Luke – himself an exceptional scholar from Brookes who after graduating secured a sought after research post at the Law Commission, and more recently has been awarded a University of Oxford Graduate Scholarship to read for the BCL at Brasenose College and the Lord Justice Holker Scholarship, by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, to undertake his Bar exams - says:

I’m passionate about encouraging and enabling students to fulfil their potential. I also understand that financial pressures can create real obstacles, which make it difficult for students to achieve their goals. The Luke Campbell Prize fund is my way of helping students who have the potential to succeed at the next stage of their career, and giving something back to Brookes, where my own successes in my chosen career path began.
In order to be eligible to apply for the prize, students must fulfil the following criteria:
  • Be a final year undergraduate law student at Oxford Brookes
  • Have applied to undertake the BPTC in September 2015 or be expecting to apply to undertake the BPCT in 2016, and
  • Have a grade average of 60 or above.

Applicants must submit a full CV and write an opinion piece of up to 500 words on the proposition: The state should be permitted to withhold evidence from an accused terrorist.

The deadline for applications is 13:00 on Monday 3 November 2014, with interviews for those shortlisted candidates taking place during week commencing 24 November 2014.

For more information and to apply, contact lbevington@brookes.ac.uk.

*The 2014 scholarship was awarded jointly to Ed Gross and Elie Sheahan.no legal analysis is required