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.


Oliver Jackson, the most recent Lyell Scholar, 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 2020 and 31st July 2020 would be expected.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm, 1st December 2019.


1. Download application details and further information HERE

2. Then email your CV and covering letter HERE

The Society of Conservative Lawyers is an association of lawyers who support or are sympathetic to the aims of the Conservative Party. Members hold a range of different views within those parameters. All publications by the Society reflect the personal opinion of the author and do not represent legal advice or a corporate view of the Society.


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