Law Scholarship

  • Employer CMS UK
  • Job type Sponsored Degrees
  • Salary Benefit from financial support (£2500 per year) during your studies, plus mentoring and paid work experience through a guaranteed place on our First Steps programme.
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations UK wide
  • Qualifications gained N/A
  • Date published 10/05/2022

Scholarship throughout your time at university

Applications for 2022 are now open

We believe that a career in law should be open to everyone. Since 2012, we’ve helped some of the brightest and most creative legal minds launch their career by providing financial and mentoring support with UCAS applications and throughout their undergraduate degree, in addition to paid work experience.

We are proud that Scholarship winners have gone on to study at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities and to training contracts at some of the world’s largest law firms, including CMS.


Across the UK


  • Year 12 students (England and Wales)
  • Year 13 students (Northern Ireland)
  • S5 students (Scotland)

Our scholarships are for those from backgrounds which research shows are less likely to achieve a place at a prestigious university or establish a career in law.

What to expect

Win a Scholarship and, to give you a head start in your law career, we’ll provide you with the following.

(Mentoring support and the opportunity of work experience are offered to everyone who is invited to an assessment day, whether they win a Scholarship or not)

Financial support

£2500 per year for each year of your degree


Support from one of our lawyers with your UCAS application and the LNAT examination if you are planning on taking this, and a trainee buddy to give more informal support with starting your career in law

Work experience

The opportunity to complete our Insight Week programme in your first year of university – and be paid £450 to do so! Many participants on this programme are fast-tracked to an assessment day for our Vacation Scheme, the main route to a Training Contract here at CMS.

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