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Oxford University Gazette, 31 May 2007:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Eldon Law Scholarship 2008

The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £6,500 per annum, is awarded annually to be held for up to two years.

Candidates must be members of the University of Oxford who:

(a) have passed their examination in any Second Public Examination, or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and

(b) have either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction in one or other of these examinations or in Honour Moderations (note: Law is not an Honour Moderations subject) or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(c) intend to follow the profession of the Law; and

(d) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within two years next following, the date of their call to the Bar.

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration that they intend to practise at the Bar in the United Kingdom.

Until they have been called to the Bar, Scholars must produce proof that they have regularly kept their terms, unless prevented by illness, at one of the Inns of Court.

In general the policy of the awarding committee is to give preference to a candidate who has completed his or her Oxford education, and will, at the date of the interview, be undertaking the vocational stage of training prior to entry into pupillage.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Secretary to the Eldon Committee (on a form obtainable from him—e-mail:, Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Oxford OX1 3UL, not later than Friday, 26 October, in a sealed envelope marked 'Eldon Scholarship Application'. The Eldon Law Scholarship Committee will summon those candidates they wish to interview in Oxford on Saturday, 26 January 2008.

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Faculty of Law

Linklaters BCL/M.Jur Scholarship

Through the generosity of Linklaters LLP, the Faculty of Law is able to offer a one-year scholarship worth £15,000, available to all students studying for the BCL or M.Jur in 2007–8. Application should be made to Mrs Geraldine Malloy, Graduate Studies Officer, Law Faculty, St Cross Building, Oxford OX1 3UL, by completing the relevant section of the Law Faculty funding application form. Candidates will be required to submit two references, a 2,000-word statement of the proposed study plan, and a full statement of the candidate's available funding, including other outstanding applications.

The closing date for applications, including receipt of references, is 29 June.

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Rothermere American Institute

Abraham and Henrietta Brettschneider Cornell Award Fund, 2007–8

Applications are invited from Oxford faculty members for grants from this fund. The purpose of the Brettschneider Fund is to facilitate academic exchanges between Cornell University and Oxford. It is designed to promote scholarly interchange between the two universities, principally in the social sciences and humanities. Visitors to Cornell will have their travel, accommodation, and meal costs covered up to a maximum of $2,700.

There is no application form; applicants should send a proposal detailing the purpose of their visit to Cornell and ask for a reference to be sent to the Assistant Director of the Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG (e-mail:, by Friday, 15 June.

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