CMS law scholarship scheme 2024

30 Apr 2024

Action: Please do share this information with any students, parents or careers advisors you think would be interested.

CMS is the 5th largest law firm in the world, operating in 84 offices across 45 countries.

We believe that a career in law should be open to everyone, regardless of background. Therefore, we are delighted to be launching two programmes for Year 12 students:

Both programmes are for those from backgrounds which research shows are less likely to secure opportunities at prestigious firms / universities and are focused on improving access to the legal industry.

Join our webinar

Join us for our official launch and learn webinar on Thursday 2 May from 4.30-5.30pm.

Sign up to the webinar

Invite your students, their parents, and any other contacts to hear all about the two initiatives. Speak to programme alumni, learn how to ace applications, and find out how these opportunities could benefit you or your students.

CMS law scholarships

10 successful applicants will benefit from:

Financial support of up to £10,000 is available during their university studies

  • Mentoring during their UCAS applications
  • Career support from a trainee solicitor
  • Paid work experience during their first year of University


Scholarships are aimed students who will be the first generation in their family to go to university. There are also certain financial criteria that students need to meet. Full details of these and how to apply can be found on our dedicated Scholarships website:Law Scholarships · CMS Emerging Talent

To apply, you will need to submit an essay – the questions are on our website.

CMS Connect (work experience)

CMS is a founding member of PRIME, an organisation formed by various UK law firms committed to improving access to the legal profession.

During the sustained programme of support, students will develop skills that all employers look out for, not just those in the legal profession. This happens through:

  • paid work experience this summer, 29 July - 2 August 2024
  • mentoring
  • UCAS application skills workshop.

And much more! Successful applicants can also be spring-boarded to the CMS Solicitor Apprenticeship or undergraduate careers programmes.

We will be running CMS Connect across our London, Bristol, Sheffield, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

Further information

Find out more, check eligibility and apply

Applications for both programmes open 24 April 2024.

Applications close on:

  • CMS Law Scholarships: 12 July 2024
  • CMS Connect: 19 June 2024.

If you would like any more information or would like to speak to a member of our team, please do get in touch at

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Last updated: 02 May 2024

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