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Matheson bursary honours the late Tim Scanlon
Matheson managing partner Michael Jackson

31 Jan 2022 / education Print

Matheson bursary honours the late Tim Scanlon

Law firm Matheson has launched the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary, in honour of its late partner, who passed away in 2020.

A leading merger-and-acquisition (M&A) lawyer, Scanlon joined Matheson in 2000 as a partner in its corporate department, and was appointed chair of the firm in 2018.

The bursary is open to under-graduate and post-graduate law students, and the recipient will receive:

  • A bursary of €5,000,
  • An internship placement in Matheson’s corporate department, and,
  • In recognition of Tim Scanlon’s passion for the arts, a piece of Irish art or craft in lieu of a bursary award trophy.

“We are delighted to offer students an opportunity to combine their theoretical knowledge with creative thinking,” said Michael Jackson (Matheson managing partner, pictured).

Application process

Applicants must be based in a university, college of education, or equivalent third-level institution on the island of Ireland.

They must submit an essay of 1,200 words (excluding footnotes of reasonable length and citations) on the following topic:

“Corporate donations to the arts and culture, and the duty of directors to ‘act in good faith in what the director considers to be the interests of the company’: Is there a conflict?”

Students should include a consideration of corporate-law theory on shareholder primacy and corporate purpose.

Submissions should be emailed to corporate.bursary@matheson.com no later than 7 March 2022.

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