The Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme scholarship (DAS) is now open for applications.

The Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme scholarship (DAS) is now open for applications. It could help you to finance your LPC and support you in preparing for a career as a solicitor. 

What is the DAS?

The DAS is a scholarship for aspiring solicitors. The DAS award package includes:

  • An LPC scholarship: funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees.
  • Professional contacts: a professional mentor to help with queries relating to a future career in law.
  • Opportunities to gain work experience: work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society.

Who should apply?

The Law Society encourage applications from graduates and those in their final year of a law degree, including mature students. The DAS 2018 application round is for those who wish to start a full time or part time LPC either in September 2018 or January 2019.

Application criteria

You have to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for the DAS. To check your eligibility, please visit the Law Society website.

How many awards are available?

Up to ten standard DAS scholarships will be available this year.

When do applications open?

The applications opened on 5 February and close at midnight on 8 April 2018. Interviews will be held at the Law Society’s Chancery Lane offices on 19, 20 and 21 July 2018.

The application form and guidance are available to download from the Law Society website.