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HOW DO WE TEACH LAW FOR THE 21ST CENTURY?

We focus on people, not boundaries.

Transnational LawIn an increasingly interconnected world, young lawyers must be prepared for a legal landscape where national boundaries are increasingly blurred.

As part of its emphasis on transnational law – law that transcends jurisdictional boundaries – The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London is committed to attracting the best and brightest students from around the world, creating a multicultural learning environment and preparing students for a global society. 

We offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries to ensure that deserving international students can come to King’s, regardless of their economic circumstances. For example, the Dickson Poon Scholarship programme assists up to 75 undergraduates and five PhD students annually, without regard to the financial capacity of their families. Fifteen of these scholarships are reserved for students from China or Hong Kong.

This scholarship programme focuses on students who demonstrate not only academic excellence, but also outstanding leadership potential and life ambition. 

This year, 72 undergraduates have been named Dickson Poon Scholars. One of them, Jason Young, says studying in the UK wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the scholarship.

He says: ‘Initially, I didn’t think about studying overseas simply because I didn’t have the financial capabilities to venture outside Singapore to study. The only reason it was possible for me to study law at King’s is thanks to the generous scholarship from Mr Poon.’

‘The experience so far has been nothing short of amazing,’ Young continues. ‘The law faculty at King’s offers such a vibrant community, comprised of a fantastic mix of local and international students. Even though different people may be from different places around the world, there is that unspoken sense of camaraderie just from being a law student at King’s.’

Professor David D Caron, Dean of the school, says scholarships not only provide much-needed financial support: they completely change students’ lives.  Providing a world-class education in one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan cities and making lasting professional connections will benefit our students throughout their careers.

‘The long-term benefits of this to our students, we believe, will be profound,’ says Professor Caron. ‘When today’s students are practising law a decade from now, they’ll network with peers across the globe.’

Scholarships and bursaries of all sizes make a tremendous difference to our students, who are attending university in one of the world’s most expensive cities. Your help for a deserving student could really change their life.

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