Law student awarded Lord Williams of Mostyn Scholarship
Swansea University Law student Kathryn Novis has been awarded the Lord Williams of Mostyn Scholarship, worth £5,000.
The annual prize, which is funded jointly by the School of Law and the Swansea Legal Charitable Foundation, has been set up in memory of the brilliant Welsh lawyer and Leader of the House of Lords, who died suddenly in September 2003.
The award, which is in recognition of his outstanding service to the Law and public life in Wales and the UK, and his strong link to Swansea where he successfully practised for many years, is intended to assist students who intend to practise law in Wales.
Kathryn, from Sketty in Swansea, was presented with the prize by Professor Iwan Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Internationalisation and External Affairs) and former Head of the School of Law at Swansea, and John Edmund, Chairman of the Trustees of the Swansea Legal Charitable Foundation.
Kathryn graduated from the Graduate Diploma in Law last year, and she is now studying on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Swansea, which she will complete this July.
Speaking after receiving the award, she said: "This is a wonderful opportunity and it was a great honour to be chosen to receive this prestigious award, in recognition of my hard work."
Professor Iwan Davies said: "We are pleased that Lord Williams of Mostyn, who made such a distinguished contribution to the legal profession in Swansea, is remembered through this annual award, which is targeted at first-class students who wish to practise in Wales."
And John Edmund, Chairman of the Trustees of the Swansea Legal Charitable Foundation, added: "The Foundation is delighted to be associated with the Lord Williams of Mostyn Scholarship.
"Of all the award applicants, who were shortlisted to five, Kathryn was an outstanding candidate and the unanimous choice of the interviewing panel to receive the award."
Application for the Lord Williams of Mostyn Scholarship is by open competition and candidates must be a current final year Law undergraduate or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) student at Swansea University, or have been accepted onto and intend to commence the Swansea Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Applicants must demonstrate an intention to practice or teach law in Wales, and submit a CV setting out intended career path and covering letter stating reasons for seeking that career. They must also be prepared to complete a two-week placement at the Legal Services Department, City and Council of Swansea.
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