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Essay contest for law students now open for entries
Michael Jackson, 2022 winner Patrick Schofield and Nicola White

10 Feb 2023 / education Print

Essay contest for law students open for entries

The Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary has been launched for 2023. The bursary honours late Matheson partner and former chair, Tim Scanlon. 

Now in its second year, the bursary is delivered as part of Matheson's Impactful Business Programme, and is open to undergraduate and postgraduate law students.

The recipient of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary will receive:

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

Outstanding lawyer

Commenting, managing partner Michael Jackson said: “Tim was not only an outstanding lawyer but also a great mentor to his colleagues, and we are proud to continue his legacy of empowering diverse talent and developing the next generation of legal professionals.”

Applicants must submit an essay of 1,200 words on the following topic:

“Corporate responsibility and supply chains – describe the impact of changes under new EU directives on corporate sustainability reporting and due diligence.

Consider the potential effect on corporate responsibility and supply-chain management arising from the two EU directives on corporate sustainability reporting and monitoring, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive EU 2022/2464 in force since 5 January 2023, and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive EU 2019/1937, which is not yet in force."


Qualifying applicants

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

Submissions should be emailed to corporate.bursary@matheson.com no later than Thursday, 23 March.

To find out more, contact Nicola.White@matheson.com.

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