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Conyers Awards 2011 Legal Scholarship

August 2011

Conyers Dill & Pearman is delighted to announce Samantha Cox as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Conyers Dill & Pearman Legal Scholarship Award.

The award, valued at $30,000 per annum for up to three years, involves a highly competitive selection process including a written application and intensive interviews.

Samantha was chosen due to her strong academic records and focus on performing outstanding levels of work. She holds a Bsc (Honours) in Psychology from Durham University and will attend BPP Law School in London in September as a student of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Samantha, a Bermudian, is currently employed at Conyers through the Conyers’ Summer Programme, which provides students with hands-on experience with real client matters.

The award was announced at Conyers’ Annual Student Cocktail Reception last Thursday night, which saw law students mix and mingle with lawyers from Conyers’ corporate, litigation and private client teams to learn more about the profession.

In addition to the scholarship, Conyers has also awarded bursaries to four Bermudian law students. Akilah Beckles received $5,000 and will begin the Graduate Diploma in Law at Kaplan Law School/College of London in September. Sarita Ebbin received $10,000 and will begin an LPC at the College of Law Moorgate in September. Matthew Sharpe also received $10,000, and will enter his final year of an LLB at the University of Kent in September. Jessica Johnson received a $5,000 increase to her existing bursary bringing the total to $15,000. Jessica will enter her second year of an LLB at the University of Exeter next month.

Chris Garrod, Director in Conyers’ Corporate practice, said: “We are pleased to present Samantha, Akilah, Sarita, Matthew and Jessica with these deserved awards and congratulate them on their achievement. Each has shown consistent, outstanding excellence both in their studies and, in Samantha, Sarita, Matthew and Jessica’s cases, through our Summer Student Programme. We wish them every success as they embark on these new challenges in September.”

Commenting on her award, Samantha said: “I am thrilled to have been selected as the recipient of this scholarship. Conyers has given me an excellent opportunity, and working there this summer has been a stimulating and insightful experience. I look forward to commencing my legal studies in September.”

Conyers has actively supported the professional development of Bermudian students entering the legal profession for over 25 years. Since 1982, Conyers has awarded nearly $2.5 million in scholarships and bursaries. The Conyers Legal Scholarship is presented annually to a Bermudian enrolled in a law degree course leading to a Commonwealth legal qualification and subsequent admission to the Bermuda Bar.

For more information about Conyers’ scholarships and bursaries, contact Human Resources at 295 1422.



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