Hodgson Law Scholarship

The Hodgson Law Scholarship, which has been made possible through the generous benefaction of Elizabeth Hodgson, widow of the Liverpool Solicitor Joseph Hodgson, who expressed a wish to advance the education and training of lawyers who might work for the benefit of Merseyside. The Trustees wish Hodgson Law Scholars to benefit from education in Liverpool with a view to encouraging the intellectual growth of promising law students and the nurturing of close links with the City of Liverpool and the Liverpool City Region.


The Scholarship includes full tuition fees for a full-time postgraduate taught degree in law (LLM), and a stipend of £9,207.

Open to

The Scholarship is available to all prospective Overseas candidates (i.e. non UK, non EU) intending to pursue a postgraduate taught degree in law at the University of Liverpool.

Key information

Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of completion of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent degree at a minimum 2.1 (UK Upper Second) or equivalent standard and have an excellent standard of English.

Application deadline: 1 May.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Academic excellence.
  • Evidence of an interest in legal and public service which may benefit the Liverpool City Region.
  • Potential and ambition for future leadership.
  • That they are not otherwise able to undertake a postgraduate degree at either institution.

Further details are available on the Hodgson Law Scholarship website.

How to apply

You will need to complete and submit an application form electronically to the Hodgson Selection Committee by email to hodgsonscholarship@liverpool.ac.uk.

Candidates must read and follow the guidance very carefully. Fill out the HodgsonTrust Application Form (PDF).

Please direct any enquiries to the Hodgson Liaison, Dr John Tribe (jtribe@liverpool.ac.uk).

Applications may also be sent by post, to the address provided on the application form.

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