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UL student wins 2024 Tim Scanlon bursary
Orlaith Finan and Benedict Taaffe

11 Jun 2024 / education Print

UL student wins 2024 Tim Scanlon bursary

UL student Benedict Taaffe is the winner of the 2024 Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary. Now in its third year, the annual bursary honours the memory of late Matheson partner, Tim Scanlon.

Benedict Taaffe is a fourth year ‘Law with Economics’ student and his winning essay was entitled: ‘The Impact of AI on Corporate Governance – Opportunities and Risks for Boards?

Benedict was awarded a €5,000 bursary, a summer intern place at Matheson and, in appreciation of Tim Scanlon's love for the arts, a piece of art by Irish artist Diana Copperwhite.


Managing partner Michael Jackson said: “On behalf of Matheson, I would like to congratulate Benedict for this special accomplishment.” 

He said the firm is committed to developing the next generation of legal professionals and through the bursary, to give students the platform to showcase their legal creativity and ideas.

Learning and development director Nicola White commented: “Benedict’s submission demonstrates the high quality of talent among today’s young students, which we at Matheson are dedicated to supporting.”

Benedict Taaffe said that winning has been inspiring, both as an affirmation and a catalyst for his future aspirations. 

“I would like to sincerely thank Matheson for this opportunity, the bursary and the many facets of Matheson's careers programme are a testament to their innovative, inclusive outlook,” he said.

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