The Society of Conservative Lawyers offers a regular scholarship to reward the recipient for assistance given to the Society in its research activities.


The Scholarship is named after the Rt Hon Lord Lyell QC, former Attorney General, Solicitor General and Chairman of the Society. It is funded by a legacy to the Society from Pamela Thomas.


The scholarship represents an excellent opportunity for a person interested in law and politics to engage with contemporary issues. The Lyell scholar is asked to undertake research of a high quality into pressing issues of law and public policy.

Louis Flood, the most recent  Lyell Scholar (2020) has published several papers on this website - English Votes for English Laws and The Westminster Parliament's response to Covid 19, as well as making valuable contributions to the Society's reports in 2020

     "The Lyell scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a serious interest          in law and politics. Throughout my time as the Lyell scholar, I contributed to                  research that covered a range of contemporary issues, and also authored                      published papers. I particularly enjoyed meeting members of the Society, many of        whom kindly reviewed my work and provided invaluable advice for progressing            my legal career."


Oliver Jackson, the Lyell Scholar in 2018, published an in-depth paper titled Heading for the exit: is notice of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Economic Area unnecessary?

“Being the Lyell scholar in 2018 gave me the opportunity to research, write, publish and afterwards argue about the cutting edge legal issues of our time.  Not only was it an eye-opening experience into how law can affect policy and politics, but I also got to know some truly inspiring people and event attend a launch in Parliament for the very paper I had drafted”

To see more previous research by Lyell Scholars please visit our publications page.


The Society of Conservative Lawyers is offering a scholarship of £5,000.

The scholarship will be awarded to a candidate with a real interest in both law and policy, and who wants to engage with topical  issues relating to law reform, the constitution and the rule of law.

The successful candidate will support the Society’s research activities. An average commitment of 12 hours a week between 1st February 2022 and 31st July 2022 would be expected.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm, 1st December 2021.


1. Download application details and further information HERE

2. Then email your CV and covering letter HERE