The Appleby legal scholarship provides a great opportunity for Caymanians wishing to study law.
The success of the Appleby legal scholarship spans across the globe with numerous shining examples of recipients who are now Partners within the Group.
The Global Managing Partner Peter Bubenzer, based in Bermuda and Shaun Morris, Bermuda’s managing partner, both started their legal careers with an Appleby scholarship. From the Cayman office, Bryan Hunter and Nick Joseph are yet another two examples of Partners who benefited from the scholarship programme.
‘Students should take advantage of this excellent opportunity,’ said Managing Partner Huw Moses.
‘At Appleby, we are keen to provide candidates who have excellent academic records with a scholarship from their very first year at university. We are committed to retaining talented professionals and hope that those who are successful will continue to work with us throughout their career. ‘
Appleby is committed not only to providing scholarships but to also training those dedicated to a legal career afterwards. The Cayman office alone has numerous other scholarship recipients presently working as associates within the firm including Chanda Glidden and Christine Bodden who were admitted as attorneys this year and Caroline McCann and Andre Ebanks who were both admitted as attorneys in 2006.
Successful scholarship candidates receive financial support for all tuition related expenses and a monthly living allowance. Furthermore, after completing their degree, many scholarship students are offered the position of Articled Clerk and partake in a structured training programme that lasts for 18 months before qualifying as an attorney.
Alliyah McCarthy and Charmaine Richter, are two current examples of Appleby’s dedication to employing scholarship students. Both are working within different departments of Appleby’s Cayman office whilst training and completing their Articles.
‘The guidance and support from Appleby has been invaluable. Appleby’s training programme has really helped me fine tune what area of law I want to practice once I am called to the bar,’ said. Charmaine Richter.
Although many Appleby scholarship students have chosen to study at the Cayman Islands Law School, including, two of our seven current recipients, Terry-Ann Arch and Andrew Jackson, students are not confined to the islands for their studies. Recipients may also study at another approved University.
Selina Cornelssen’s scholarship is assisting her financially whilst she studies at Bond University, Australia whilst Liesl Richter and Adishree Mani are studying at the University of Exeter, UK and the University of the West of England, UK, respectively.
Appleby urges students to plan ahead when applying for scholarships. The firm is keen to provide students with scholarships from their first year at university rather than when they are due to commence their Professional Practice Course.
Scholarship applications must be submitted by 31st July 2008. For further information, please visit www.applebyglobal.com/scholarship