Conyers is delighted to announce the recipients of its 2023 Legal Education Awards. The firm presented four Bermudian students with $60,000 in funding:
- Ava Gibson was presented with the Conyers Legal Scholarship. Ava will be starting her legal education at University College London in the autumn. The scholarship is valued at $30,000.
- Chrysda Smith received a $20,000 Legal Education Award. She completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Manchester. Chrysda will be going on to complete her Solicitors Qualifying Examination with a Masters of Law at the same university.
- Luc Dutranoit and Macy Aicardi each received a $5,000 Legal Education Award. Luc is attending law school at the University of Sydney (Australia), where he will earn his Juris Doctor (JD) in 2025. Macy will be attending the University of Bristol this year to earn her Masters in Law through the two-year programme.
“Congratulations to this year’s Legal Education Award recipients. Conyers is proud to support young Bermudians as they embark on building a career in law,” says Sophia Greaves, Director and Legal Education Award Chair. “We wish our talented awardees every success in the future.”
Conyers has an extensive student programme, offering awards to multiple students annually in the form of scholarships and bursaries. The firm has donated over $1.5 million to legal educations in the past five years.
In addition to the Legal Education Awards, Conyers offers an array of opportunities to further student learning and development. Students and graduates are provided with work placement opportunities through the Summer Law and Pupillage programmes, which are designed to support the personal and professional development of law students. The firm designs an experience that offers practical training where participants work on client projects, are mentored by lawyers and are included in everyday life at the firm. More recently, the Smart Start programme was introduced. This initiative provides a combination of work experience and mentoring to high school students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to access a legal career. Other initiatives include ongoing networking and open house events where students can explore all the possibilities of a path in law.
Students interested in a legal career and learning more about Conyers are encouraged to get in touch. Please visit https://www.conyers.com/scholarships.