– The scholarship will enable low income students to train as lawyers
The University of Law has strengthened its commitment to diversity with the announcement of the Baroness Sayeeda Warsi Set for Success scholarship, which will be available to one talented student a year from a low income household.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, an alumna of The University of Law (ULaw), has the distinction of being Britain’s first Muslim Cabinet minister. She undertook an LPC course at ULaw before working for the Crown Prosecution Service and founding her own legal practice.
Raised to the peerage in 2007 as Baroness Warsi of Dewsbury, she held a variety of ministerial positions after the 2010 general election and was also co-Chair of the Conservative Party. In April 2017, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Law.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said: “Success should be determined by talent and not by the income of the household in which you were born. As such I am delighted to lend my name to The Sayeeda Warsi Set for Success scholarship. A legal education is a strong basis for a variety of successful careers and I am pleased that the scholarship will enable people from a low income household to fulfil their potential.”
Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of The University of Law said, “Baroness Warsi is the kind of role model young lawyers need. She highlights the talent that exists across all of this country’s diverse communities. We’re proud to be able to name this scholarship after her and we hope her example will inspire law students to go and achieve great things for their communities.”
The Baroness Warsi Set for Success scholarship will be available to a student who has been offered a place on one of The University of Law’s postgraduate courses from September 2018. These are the Legal Practice Course (LPC), MA Law or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).