Do you have a particular expertise or interest which you feel would assist the Conservative Party with policy development?

Would you like to have the opportunity to help influence future policy in relation to justice and the legal professions?

Are you willing to assist with research which can help to inform and shape the policies of future Governments?

Do you want to become more involved in the debate on key issues of interest to Conservative minded lawyers?

If so then you might like to join the Society of Conservative Lawyers.


The SCL is delighted to offer a scholarship of £4,800 inspired by the late Rt Hon Lord Lyell of Markyate QC and which bears his name.

The scholarship will be awarded to a candidate with a real interest in both law and policy and who wants to engage with legal issues arising from the decision to leave the EU.

The successful candidate will support the Society’s research activities. An average commitment of 12 hours a week between 1.2.18 and 31.7.18 would be expected.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 1st December 2017. For further details click here

Amy Woolfson 2014 Lyell Scholar “The Lyell Scholarship is an excellent opportunity to conduct research and contribute to policy development for the Society of Conservative Lawyers. I was supported by some eminent lawyers and learned a great deal along the way. I am sure it helped me to secure pupillage”.

Kacper Zajac 2016 Lyell Scholar “Being a researcher for the Society of Conservative Lawyers was an amazing experience which gave me the opportunity to develop my academic skills while contributing to debates on real-life issues”.



“The Society has recently produced thought-provoking papers on a wide range of subjects including devolution, education policy and certain aspects of legal issues post-Brexit. Its stimulating events have explored issues such as intelligence and ethics, justice in the modern age, and the balance between liberty and security. The Society has been delighted to welcome the Lord Chancellor, the Home Secretary and the Solicitor General to recent events.”