Open for Applications: Keith Hawkins Scholarship in English or American Legal History at Oriel College

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8 January, 2021

Following a generous benefaction in honour of Emeritus Professor Keith Hawkins, Oriel College is offering a new scholarship to support one postgraduate student to undertake research into English or American legal history. It is hoped that the first scholar will join Oriel in October 2021.

The Keith Hawkins Scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality pursuing a postgraduate research degree in legal history at the University of Oxford. Current University of Oxford MPhil and DPhil students are also welcome to apply, and would be expected to migrate to Oriel College if successful in their application. The successful candidate will receive the following benefits:

  • Financial award of £5,000 per year (equivalent to 58% of the total annual Home/ROI student DPhil Law course fee in 2021-22)
  • Guaranteed College accommodation for at least the first year of their course

All new applicants will also be considered for University funding, in addition to the scholarship.

How to Apply

Applicants should make a direct application to the appropriate department or faculty for their chosen course of study, following the University’s admissions procedures. Applicants should list Oriel College as their first-choice college and list the Keith Hawkins Scholarship on their application form.

In addition, new applicants to the scholarship should send a CV, covering letter, and research proposal, outlining their intended area of study to: Joseph Cole, Academic Registrar, Oriel College, Oxford, OX1 4EW by Friday 31 January 2021.

Existing MPhil and DPhil students are also welcome to apply for the scholarship. Please submit an application including a CV, covering letter, and research proposal to Joseph Cole, Academic Registrar, Oriel College, Oxford, OX1 4EW by Friday 31 January 2021.

Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Dr Paul Yowell, Benn Fellow and Tutor in Law, paul.yowell@oriel.ox.ac.uk) for more information.

Deadline for applications to Oriel: Friday 31 January 2021.