Lincoln’s Inn provides funding for undergraduate law students and student societies.
The Neuberger Prize, set up in 2015, is an annual award for undergraduate students who are about to start their final year of a qualifying law degree at non-Russell Group universities. The Inn also provides annual sponsorship of up to £250 to university Law and Bar societies in terms of sponsorship for law related events and more. Further information about application windows and methods can be found via the options below.
The Neuberger Prize
In 2015 the Inn established a prize for students about to begin their last year of a qualifying law degree in non-Russell Group universities. The Neuberger Prize aims to identify students who are of proven excellence and give them the opportunity to integrate with the Inn during the final year of their qualifying law degree. The Prize will also provide the winners with the opportunities to network with members of the Inn and its staff, and prepare them to apply for scholarships. The Inn will select up to five winner who are awarded £1000 and free student membership.
Thus far, the Prize has been a great success. In 2018, we received twenty-three applications, and five winners were selected from Sheffield Hallam University, Keele University, The University of Portsmouth, The University of Lincoln and The University of Buckingham.
Since 2015 there have been 19 winners of the Neuberger Prize. From these, nine have received Lincoln’s Inn BPTC scholarships to help them fund their Bar Professional Training Course.
Information regarding the prize in 2020 was sent to the qualifying law schools at the end of the 2019/20 academic year. Students can not apply direct for this Prize, they must be put forward by their university.
Sponsorship and Funding for Bar and Law Societies
Lincoln’s Inn offers opportunities for sponsorship to student societies. You must complete an application form informing us why you are applying and how you intend to use the funding. We offer up to £250, and student societies should note that they will only be able to apply for sponsorship from the Inn once per academic year. The Inn is not able to offer funding for events focusing on becoming a solicitor or day trips to London unless their is provable academic merit to the planned visit.
Applications for funding for the Michaelmas 2020 round are open; please complete an application form and return it to our Outreach Coordinator, Beth Williams.
Bar Course / GDL Scholarships
Lincoln’s Inn offers over £1.7 million each year through various scholarships, awards and prizes. The majority of our scholarship fund is allocated for students who wish to undertake the Bar Course or GDL, but we also offer assistance for our pupil members and offer a number of European Scholarships.
For full information, please visit our Scholarships & Prizes page here.