This scholarship has been established to foster relationships between the Middle Temple and the United States of America. It is intended to enable a member of the Inn who is newly Called, or about to be Called, to observe the methods of practice in a fused profession.
This scholarship has been established to enable the candidate to observe legal practice in Israel, within the context of a law firm and in the courts. The scholarship is aimed at applicants who would like to practise commercial law and have a particular interest in international commercial law. It is open to applicants before, during or after pupillage. They must be members of the Inn and have successfully completed the BPTC at the time of commencing the scholarship.
Thanks to the generosity of John Scott SC, a member of the Inn, we are delighted to be able to offer this international scholarship, which covers;
The Lady Templeman-Master Singhvi Memorial Travel Fellowship - India
This scholarship was originally set up, and funded, by Lord Templeman, a Bencher of the Inn, and Master Singhvi, the Indian High Commissioner in the UK from 1991 to 1997 and an Honorary Bencher. Master Singhvi’s son, Dr Abishek Singhvi, most generously enabled us to continue the scheme for ten years after his father’s death. The scheme was closed in 2017.
Every year, the Inn runs competitions for two essay prizes. The topic is announced in July, with submissions now due by 25 September 2020. Click on the links below for more details.
Colombos International Law Essay Prize - £1,000 prize
Application now open. Please see below for details.
One prize of £1,000 may be awarded every year for an essay from a member of the Middle Temple on a prescribed topic of not more than 3,000 words. The word count does not include footnotes, but footnotes should be used for pure reference purposes and not include analysis.
Submissions will be accepted from members of the Inn who are students or newly Called and looking for pupillage or currently undertaking pupillage. Candidates must intend to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.
Applications now open. Please see below for details.
One prize of £500 may be awarded every year for an essay from a member of the Middle Temple on a prescribed topic of not more than 3,000 words. The word count does not include footnotes, but footnotes should be used for pure reference purposes and not include analysis.
Submissions will be accepted from members of the Inn who are students or newly Called and looking for pupillage, or currently undertaking pupillage. Candidates must intend to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.
COVID-19 Update (01/05/20): Under the current circumstances, the Pupillage Hardship Fund has been subsumed into the Hardship Fund for Students and Pupils.
BPTC Results Prizes
At the discretion of the Scholarships and Prizes Committee, prizes are awarded for outstanding results of the Bar Professional Training Course. No application need be made for these prizes.
* Please note * - these prizes cannot be awarded until all BPTC results have been received from the BPTC institutes, which can be as late as December.
Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize - £150 for the best Middle Temple student on each of the courses.
Application for an award to cover the cost of the Criminal Course at the South Eastern Circuit Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford
The Inns of Court each offer funding for up to 5 of their members towards the cost of attending the Course. The Middle Temple will provide funding for up to five places on the South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford.