23 November 2017
SOAS LLB student, Sadat Al-Anwar Abubakar, has been awarded a 2017 Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, working with Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, OBE. The scholarship aims to address the disproportionate under-representation of black men from less privileged backgrounds in large commercial law firms and other city institutions. Applications are made by universities across the country on behalf of exceptionally talented students and candidates attend a two-day assessment centre at the firm. The scheme is aimed at first year students. Sadat Al-Anwar is one of 13 students awarded a 2017 scholarship.
Scholars receive: a contribution towards their study costs, a development programme, interview coaching, mentoring, work shadowing at the firm and Goldman Sachs during holidays, and an alternative route to interview for a training contract.
SOAS School of Law would like to congratulate Sadat Al-Anwar in gaining this scholarship!