Law Postgraduate Fund

Law Postgraduate Fund

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The Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge is one of the world’s leading centres of excellence in both legal research and the teaching of Law through its outstanding legal research. The Faculty has always been at the forefront of legal scholarship and making major contributions to the formation and development of legal discourse and policy both in the UK and internationally.

The Faculty of Law currently has over 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, making it the largest Faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Its postgraduate student body represents 30% of the Law Faculty’s students, with 195 students currently studying for a Masters in Law (LLM), 25 studying for a Masters in Corporate Law (MCL), and 120 students studying for a PhD in Law.

However, the costs associated with postgraduate study can pose a barrier for many talented individuals, limiting access to this transformative educational experience. The Faculty of Law is committed to encouraging the brightest students to have the opportunity to study here at Cambridge, regardless of their financial means or background. Graduate students bring fresh perspectives, critical insights, and innovative ideas to the study of law. They learn, through research, to analyse complex legal discourse, to challenge prevailing assumptions, and to contribute to informed public debate. A more diverse cohort of students strengthens our capacity to address pressing challenges within the study and practice of law.

The Postgraduate Fund for Law has been set up to provide partial financial aid for postgraduate students to help alleviate their financial worries whilst studying here at Cambridge, meaning that more students from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to study at the postgraduate level. Supporting postgraduate students has a profound impact on their trajectories and their ability to contribute to the wider world. Recent postgraduate graduates of the Faculty of Law have gone on from Cambridge to exceptional roles, for example:

Maxence Rivoire, who studied for a PhD at St John’s College in 2021 focusing on private international law, arbitration and intellectual property, says:

“My PhD was an essential step in my academic career and led to my appointment as a Lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law King's College, London. But I could not have achieved this without financial support. Too many students must give up their academic dreams because of financial considerations, so I strongly encourage anyone to contribute to the Postgraduate Fund for Law."

Ebube Akpamgbo, who is currently studying for a Masters in Law (LLM) at Trinity, having received a fully-funded scholarship, said:

“I am so grateful because, without the scholarship, I would not be here. Scholarships allow talented students from various jurisdictions to pursue their dreams. This is one thing that the Scholarship has done for me, and I can’t over-emphasise how helpful that Scholarship has been to me studying here.”

Support the Law Postgraduate Fund

To support more Cambridge Law students like Maxence and Ebube, you can help support the Law Postgraduate Fund. Gifts at all levels will help to support our students and will be gratefully received. 

You can donate online, or if you are interested in fully funding a student or setting up a fund in perpetuity, please contact:

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Annabel Edwards

Development Associate — Law

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The Faculty of Law hosts specialists in almost every aspect of English law and its history, the laws of other countries (especially European), European Community law, public and private international law, Roman law, legal philosophy, and criminology.

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