Opening doors, Changing lives: Scholarships for the Solicitors of Tomorrow


Applications to the Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) 2019 are now open.

What is the DAS?
The Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme is a scholarship with a difference. It provides awardees with:

  • Finance
  • Funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees.
  • Professional contacts
  • A professional mentor to help answer your questions about starting a career in law.
  • Opportunities to gain work experience
  • Work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society.

Already the DAS has helped over 180 students complete their professional education. If you don’t have the financial means to pay for your LPC, the DAS might be able to help.


Who should apply for the DAS?

Eligibility criteria for the DAS can be found at the top of this page. Please read this criteria carefully to see whether you are eligible to apply.

DAS Alumni
Previous alumni have experienced time in local authority care, resisted coercion into arranged marriage, escaped oppressive regimes and battled for access to university with severe physical disabilities.

Other alumni have not had to face these sorts of extraordinary challenges but have faced financial and social hardship growing up in households where there was very little money and support to enable them to pursue their studies.

Whatever their obstacles, all have shown tenacity and commitment to furthering their career and the academic skills to become solicitors.

How you and your firm can be involved in the Diversity Access Scheme

If you would like to support the scheme by:

  • sponsoring a place
  • acting as a mentor
  • offering work experience opportunities

Please email:

The Diversity Access Scheme benefits from the generous support of the A W Blackwell Bequest.

The DAS is also generously sponsored by the follow organisations:

Hogan Lovells
Withers LLP
Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University
University of Westminster
BPP Law School
The University of Law
Eversheds Sutherland

Download the application form (Word 246kb) and send your completed submission to Submission deadline is 6 April 2019.

Applications to the Diversity Access Scheme are subject to eligibility criteria. Please check to see whether you are eligible to apply (PDF 40kb).


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