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Apply for Edinburgh Legal Education Trust LLM Scholarships
Apply for Edinburgh Legal Education Trust LLM Scholarships

Applications are ongoing for the 2022/2023 Edinburgh Legal Education Trust LLM Scholarships. The scholarship is offered by the Edinburgh Legal Education Trust to LLM students based on the credibility of their research topics.

The Education Trust was founded in 1996 purposely for the advancement of legal education. It is the wish of the Trustees to award a scholarship for studies beginning in September 2022.

Host institution

University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

You may also apply for BLACA Bursary Award for International Students in UK.

The scholarship is only available for LLM thesis writers. Applicants are free to choose topics of their choice so long as such topics bother on legal doctrine. Topics on legal theory or socio-legal issues are not accepted. Each topic should be written on Historical or comparative perspectives. The thesis should not be less than 30,000 words.

While applicants are given free choice of topics, we advise that they play smart by writing the topics that the Trustees are willing to fund. We are pleased to let you know that the Trustees are willing to fund the following already published topics:

  • Ross Gilbert Anderson, Assignation (2008)
  • Andrew J M Steven, Pledge and Lien (2008)
  • Craig Anderson, Possession of Corporeal Moveables (2015)
  • Jill Robbie, Private Water Rights (2015)
  • Daniel J Carr, Ideas of Equity (2016)
  • Chathuni Jayathilaka, Sale and the Implied Warranty of Soundness (2019)
  • Alasdair Peterson, Prescriptive Servitudes (2020)
  • Alisdair D J MacPherson, The Floating Charge (2020)
  • John MacLeod, Fraud and Voidable Transfer (2020)
  • Andrew Sweeney, The Landlord’s Hypothec (2021

Although, after the LLM programme, you still have an opportunity to progress into PhD study level at Edinburgh School of Law. The Edinburgh Legal Trust are also offering scholarships for qualified students for the PhD programmes. Among the eligible PhD programmes for the scholarship are:

  • Delict: eg public authority liability, defamation, intentional delicts, privacy and causation
  • Trusts: eg constitution and nature; administration; trusts arising by operation of law, especially constructive trusts and history
  • Succession: eg legacies; special destinations; legal rights; executors and administration of the estate
  • Leases: eg, constitution, transfer and extinction; rights and duties of the parties; commercial leases
  • Aspects of the law of rights in security
  • Good faith
  • Neighbour law: eg trespass; encroachment; nuisance; aemulatio vicini
  • Public rights over water
  • Public rights of way
  • Negative prescription
  • Law of persons and personality
  • Family law
  • Unincorporated associations
  • Liferents
  • The influence of Roman law or English law on Scots private law
  • One or more institutional writers
  • Minerals (perhaps extending to look at separate tenements generally)
  • Sale
  • Unjustified enrichment
  • Negotiorum gestio
  • Contract: eg formation; defects of consent, implied terms, jus quaesitum tertio and breach
  • Set-off
  • Remedies

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For you to be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • hold an honours degree in law, or an ordinary degree in law plus an honours degree in a different discipline
  • have been accepted by the University of Edinburgh for the degree of LLM by Research
  • be residence in Edinburgh, or sufficiently near Edinburgh to come in regularly to the Edinburgh Law School

Scholarship benefits

If you are selected for Edinburgh Legal Education Scholarship, you will be entitled to:

  • full tuition fees waiver
  • stipends of of £10,926
  • a limited amount of assistance not exceeding £400 from the Trust in respect of research expenses

Application instructions

There is no separate application for this scholarship. Upon your application for admission to the Programme of your choice, kindly complete the Edinburgh Legal Education Trust Scholarship Application Form and send it to phd.law@ed.ac.uk. Your application form must be filled with correct information.

Application deadline

09 May 2022.

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