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Matheson Launches the 2024 Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary

Services: Student and Graduate Careers Date: 22/02/2024

Matheson is delighted to announce the 2024 launch of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary, which honours late Matheson partner and former Chairperson, Tim Scanlon.  The bursary, now in its third year, 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;
  • an internship placement in Matheson’s Corporate department; and
  • in recognition of Tim’s passion for the arts, a piece of Irish art or craft in lieu of a bursary award trophy.

Commenting, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson, said:

The Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary honours the life of our late colleague and friend, Tim Scanlon.  Tim was the embodiment of Matheson's core values, and his dedication to support current and future generations of legal professionals is a legacy we are proud to continue.  Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Matheson and we welcome the opportunity for students to incorporate their creativity into their legal analysis and writing.  This bursary is also a tribute to Tim's love of the arts and Matheson's commitment to supporting the arts in society through our Impactful Business Programme initiatives." 

Winner of the 2023 bursary, Éilis Murphy, University of Galway, was awarded a €5,000 bursary; a placement in the Corporate department as part of Matheson’s Summer Internship Programme; and a piece of art by Irish artist, Ailbhe Barrett.  Commenting on the award, Éilis Murphy said: 

"I am delighted to be the recipient of this bursary that honours former Matheson partner Tim Scanlon.  I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that this bursary will give me."

Matheson is committed to developing exceptional talent and providing equal opportunity within the legal profession.  The Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary builds on our other student and graduate initiatives, including the Matheson Cara Scholarship; the Matheson Scholarship in Law Plus in association with the University of Limerick; and the First Step Programme.  The firm also recently launched its remodelled Career First Programme, which is now exclusively dedicated to undergraduate students on university access schemes – the first of its kind to be offered by an Irish law firm.

Application Details

Applicants must submit an essay of 1,200 words (excluding footnotes of reasonable length and citations) discussing one of the following topics:

Topic 1: The impact of AI on Corporate Governance -  opportunities and risks for Boards?


Topic 2: Shareholder Activism and Climate Change - A help or a hindrance?

Eligibility: 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 Friday, 29 March 2024. To find out more, contact Matheson’s Director of Learning and Development, Nicola.White@matheson.com.


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