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Major new Affiliate Law Scholarship programme announced – the Taylor Harris Affiliate Law Scholarships

Hughes Hall is delighted to announce a major new programme of support for BA Affiliate Law students: the Taylor Harris Affiliate Law Scholarships. The £100,000 programme, which is open to non-home fee paying students, will run for five years and be worth £10,000 a year to recipients, with awards made on the basis of outstanding academic merit. The first award will be made in 2018.

The programme has been established by Taylor Harris, who graduated in Affiliate Law at Hughes Hall in 2016, and the Harris-Taylor Family Foundation, based in Toronto. It is a further boost to Law studies at Hughes Hall, which this year has the largest Affiliate Law cohort and is regarded as one of the leading Law Colleges in the University. Represented by alumni from 120 countries Hughes Hall is one of the most international Cambridge Colleges and 70% of its current students are from overseas.

Taylor Harris, now embarking on a training contract with Hogan Lovells in London, commented: ‘I loved my time in Cambridge and it seems natural to me to help other students to have their own experience of the College. Cambridge has a stellar reputation in Law, but it’s not just the educational experience, it is the rich sense of community you discover at a Collegiate University. Whatever your cause, you can find it at Hughes Hall with its huge range of nationalities and backgrounds and I know that the Taylor Harris Scholars will feel at home there, wherever they come from’.

The President of Hughes Hall, Dr Anthony Freeling commented: ‘This is a very generous commitment to the College and will enable us to consolidate our position as a leading college for Affiliate Law. That the Scholarship programme is funded by Taylor, who has just graduated in this course, is a ringing endorsement of the Affiliate Law experience at Hughes Hall’.

Dr Markus Gehring, Law Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Hughes Hall said: ‘I’m delighted by this and very grateful to Taylor and the Harris-Taylor Family Foundation. The Taylor Harris Scholarships will make Hughes Hall an even more attractive option for the most academically gifted non-home fee paying Affiliate Law applicants’.

Affiliated students are known within the Cambridge Law Faculty as Senior Status Law Students. They have all the privileges of ordinary BA students. An affiliated student who holds no degree from Cambridge can obtain the Cambridge BA degree in two years rather than the usual three – if studying Law, the usual pattern would be to take Tripos Part IB at the end of the first year and Tripos Part II at the end of the second year. This two year course is recognised and referred to by the professional legal bodies as a ‘Senior Status Law Degree’.

For further information please contact the Director of Development and Alumni Relations on 01223 746404 or development.director@hughes.cam.ac.uk