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Winner of the Matheson Scholarship in Law Plus Announced

Services: Impactful Business Programme Date: 16/05/2023

Matheson is delighted to announce that Jack Canning is the winner of the inaugural Matheson Scholarship in Law Plus in association with the University of Limerick (UL). Delivered as part of UL's 50ForFifty initiative - a celebration of UL's first fifty years - the annual scholarship is open to first year undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (Law Plus) students in UL.

As the first scholarship recipient, Jack will receive:

Commenting on the announcement, Michael Jackson, Matheson’s Managing Partner said:

On behalf of Matheson, I would like to congratulate Jack on achieving the award for this academic year. I hope that this scholarship supports Jack in achieving his goals and that he enjoys all of the benefits that the Matheson Career First Programme has to offer in supporting his career development, from visiting our office to see a leading law firm in action, to the opportunity to engage with a Matheson mentor.  As a firm, we are committed to helping to build a diverse and innovative workforce, and we recognise the importance of supporting students early in their careers.  We are delighted to continue working with University of Limerick to further reinforce our dedication to developing talented leaders for the future.”

Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development, University of Limerick Foundation commented: 

"Scholarships can be truly transformational for students and it’s fantastic to see leading firms like Matheson demonstrate their commitment to supporting the next generation of legal professionals.  Not only are UL’s Law students encouraged and rewarded through this scholarship, but they also have the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of a leading international law firm.  We are very grateful to Matheson for this wonderful opportunity."

Jack Canning, recipient of the Matheson Scholarship in Law Plus, said:

I am thrilled to have been selected to receive a position on Matheson's Career First Programme in addition to the financial reward through the Matheson Scholarship in Law Plus with UL. Through this award, Matheson has invested in me - allowing me to further enhance my education journey in the hope of becoming a practicing legal professional. Matheson's Career First Programme will have a profound impact on my path to a legal career in the years to come.  The experience gained so far has granted me a window into the life working at a corporate level which is of utmost importance in any law student's life."

The Matheson Scholarship in Law Plus builds on Matheson’s range of scholarship and academic programmes, including the Cara Scholarship in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary, and the recently announced UCC and Matheson Innovation Partnership.

To find out more about Matheson’s graduate programmes, please visit the Student and Graduate Careers hub .

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson; Jack Canning, scholarship recipient; and Nicola White, Director of Learning and Development, Matheson. 


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