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Call for Applications: Funded LLM and PhD Studentships at Kent Law School

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
KENT LAW SCHOOL

PhD RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS, FEE WAIVERS AND BURSARIES 2016/2017

Research at KLS
Kent Law School (KLS) invites applications for full time studentships, fee waivers and bursaries for research programmes commencing in 2016. Kent Law School was the 8th ranked UK Law School for Research Intensity in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise. It enjoys a pluralistic intellectual environment for research, in which traditional and critical legal scholarship, theoretical and empirical work, and interdisciplinary studies all flourish.

PhD Studentships and Fee Waivers for LLM by Research
PhD Studentships are being awarded by different funders: the University of Kent (UoK); Kent Law School (KLS); the Economic and Social Research Council via the South East Doctoral Training College (ESRC-DTC), and the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts, South East (CHASE). Any funding will be available for one year in the first instance, and extended for a second and third year providing verifiable progress has been made (in teaching and research). Unless otherwise indicated successful applicants for the studentships will receive a maintenance grant equivalent to that currently offered by the ESRC (£14,057 in 2015/16) and a fee grant which will fully cover tuition fees paid at the Home/EU rate. Those awarded a UoK or KLS studentship may be expected to do some teaching on an undergraduate law module, at the direction of the Head of School. Some bursaries (for example, reducing the Overseas fee to Home/EU rate) may also be available.

For those who intend to undertake an LLM by Research, KLS invites applications for the Larry Grant Scholarship and also offers a number of fee waivers.

Applicants are expected to submit a high quality research proposal which addresses issues such as the current state of debate in their chosen field, their proposed research questions, the research methodologies they hope to use to address these research questions, and any other information they deem relevant. Each applicant should demonstrate how their research will contribute to existing debates in their field, as well as how the candidate will contribute to our vibrant postgraduate community at KLS. It is expected that successful applicants will undertake their studies in areas of existing research strength of the School. We particularly welcome research proposals in socio-legal studies, law and the humanities, and critical legal studies.

Click here for research specialisations of: http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/research/research-interests/index.html

Facilities for Research Students
At present KLS has in excess of 90 postgraduate research students, comprising a lively and integrated postgraduate research community.

Those appointed to research studentships are provided with computing facilities and shared office facilities. There is also substantial annual funding available, within determined limits, including for those PhD students without studentships, to attend conferences and present their research. The community of postgraduate students is provided with a common room and a facilitator to help them present, explore and develop their research ideas within a supportive community of their peers. They also take a compulsory research methods module, together with an anchor workshop offered by the Graduate School as part of their Transferable Skills Programme. Many students also participate in regular reading groups.

How to Apply:
Applicants should normally have obtained, or be about to obtain an undergraduate degree at a high Upper Second Class Honours level (2:1 or equivalent from other countries), or a postgraduate degree with Merit or Distinction. The application procedure is conducted through an online process, via: http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/research/entryreq-research.html

Along with their application, candidates should supply a research proposal of no more than 1500 words (excluding bibliography), as well as a sample of their written work (not exceeding 4,000 words – longer texts will not be read).

For more details see the relevant webpage: http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/research/KLS_research_funding.html

Informal enquiries may be directed to:
Dr Donatella Alessandrini or Dr Emily Grabham
Directors of Postgraduate Research
Kent Law School
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS

E-mail: klspgstudentships@kent.ac.uk

 Closing date for applications: see website.

Graduate Scholarships for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode/York: Deadline May 1st…

…but start thinking about them now.

Mary Jane Mossman Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of the contribution made by Osgoode Professor Mary Jane Mossman to issues of legal scholarship and education, and particularly as they relate to concerns of women. One scholarship with a total value of $15,000 will be awarded. The main criterion for this scholarship is a demonstrated potential for excellence in feminist legal theory, supported by a strong academic background and/or other activities or projects of relevance undertaken by the applicant. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Helena Orton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours the life and work of Helena Orton, whose tragic death in 1997 cut short a distinguished career dedicated to using law as a tool to pursue equality for women, especially for women in the workplace.

See Helena Orton speaking on behalf of LEAF at 1:55 in this CBC report on the decision in Moge v. Moge.

The scholarship of $5,000 is available to a student undertaking either full-time or part-time thesis graduate studies, at Osgoode Hall Law School or York University School of Women’s Studies, whose graduate work will explore relationships between law and social equality. Preference will be given to students committed to studying workplace issues of benefit to women. Students will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, and demonstrated commitment to equality issues. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Tell me about your school’s awards for feminist legal studies and I’ll post them in the category “awards/prizes/scholarships”.

Feminist Legal Studies – New Award @ UBC (JD students) and other awards…

Hilda Janzen Memorial Award in Feminist Legal Studies

UBC Law is very pleased to announce a new donor-funded award for UBC Law students. The Hilda Janzen Memorial Award in Feminist Legal Studies will be granted annually to a male or female student in good academic standing who has demonstrated leadership in feminist issues and faces financial or systemic barriers to accessing or continuing a legal education.

Donor Sonya Wall was inspired to establish the award by the commitment shown by her aunt, the late Hilda Janzen, to the advancement of women in professional fields, and by the costs and other barriers students face in pursuing a legal education.

This award will be the largest available for an individual UBC Law J.D. student. At $18,000 annually, the award will cover the current costs of tuition and books for the recipient, as well as offset living expenses for the year. Susan Boyd, Professor of Law, Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, and Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies says that

this amazing new award recognizes two important facts: first, that there is an ongoing need for lawyering inspired by a feminist ethic and, second, that many students who are committed to bringing their feminist approach to law encounter barriers in the course of obtaining a law degree. Sonya’s generosity ensures that the law school community will be enriched by the presence of feminist students and that their expertise will promote social justice in years to come.

The Faculty is grateful for this inspired gift and welcomes Ms. Wall to the group of generous alumni and friends who support the education of UBC law students.

Students interested in applying for the Hilda Janzen Memorial Award can access the application here (PDF).

Deadline: June 3rd, 2011 for continuing law students / June 27th, 2011 for incoming first year students.

UBC has other prizes and scholarships aimed at feminist legal studies listed here.  Osgoode/York have some too, for Graduate studies. I’ll put all these up again next year, with better timing…

Mary Jane Mossman Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of the contribution made by Osgoode Professor Mary Jane Mossman to issues of legal scholarship and education, and particularly as they relate to concerns of women. One scholarship with a total value of $15,000 will be awarded. The main criterion for this scholarship is a demonstrated potential for excellence in feminist legal theory, supported by a strong academic background and/or other activities or projects of relevance undertaken by the applicant. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Helena Orton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours the life and work of Helena Orton, whose tragic death in 1997 cut short a distinguished career dedicated to using law as a tool to pursue equality for women, especially for women in the workplace. The scholarship of $5,000 is available to a student undertaking either full-time or part-time thesis graduate studies, at Osgoode Hall Law School or York University School of Women’s Studies, whose graduate work will explore relationships between law and social equality. Preference will be given to students committed to studying workplace issues of benefit to women. Students will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, and demonstrated commitment to equality issues. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Tell me about your school’s awards for feminist legal studies and I’ll post them in the category “awards/prizes/scholarships”.