The Diversity Access Scheme offers assistance with Legal Practice Course (LPC) fees to exceptional individuals who face or have overcome exceptional obstacles to qualify as a solicitor. Obstacles may be of a financial, social, educational or personal nature, or might relate to a disability or chronic health condition that makes the goal of qualifying as a solicitor a particularly challenging one. The scheme also provides successful applicants with work experience and mentoring opportunities. Information about those previously helped by the scheme including a short video can be found on the Diversity Access Scheme page
Applications for 2012/13 academic year have now opened and will close at midday on Friday 30 March 2012. The application form and guidance which contains full information about the criteria and timetable are attached her for ease of reference, and are also available to download from the Junior Lawyers Division funding page.