Conyers is pleased to announce that it has chosen eight students as recipients of Legal Awards in 2020. Including renewed funding for some past recipients, the firm is awarding over $200,000 in 2020 to support Bermudian students with their legal education.
The three top applicants — Kristin Dill, Anthony Howell and Dé-Aun Lodge — have each received $10,000 bursaries to assist with their legal studies. Additionally, Conyers distributed bursaries ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 to five more Bermudian law students. The other bursary winners are:
The recipients are at a number of different stages of their studies, ranging from first year undergraduates to those completing their postgraduate diploma in legal practice (LPC).
Kristin Dill has a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors from University of Western Ontario with Specialization in Media Information and Technoculture. She is presently studying for her law degree at Queen Mary University of London. She has worked as an intern for the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism.
Anthony Howell has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New Jersey City University and a dual Master’s degree – Master of Arts in World History from Columbia University and a Master of Science in International History from the London School of Economics. He is presently studying for his LLB in Law (Hons) at the University of Leeds. Anthony has held a number of internships, including with the Bermuda Government Cabinet Office, the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. and Nonviolence International in New York.
Dé-Aun Lodge has Bachelor’s Degrees in both Business Management (University of Leicester) and Law (University of Law, Birmingham). He returns to Birmingham in the autumn to acquire his LPC. Dé-Aun has worked as a legal intern for Bermuda’s Department of Public Prosecutions.
“Conyers is pleased to support these committed young people as they work towards their legal qualifications,” said Helen Cooper, Director, who chaired the selection committee. “We congratulate all the recipients of our Legal Awards on their achievements to date and the dedication they have shown to achieving their goals. As the leading law firm on the island, Conyers has a strong sense of social responsibility and we are passionate about encouraging the next generation of lawyers. The firm has donated over $1.2 million to legal education in the past five years. We are always willing to talk with those who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession, so students should not hesitate to get in touch with us.”