It would be great if the winner of this competition were an IP trainee -- and a reader of this weblog. If you're interested, go for it!
LPC Scholarship from Datalaw to be wonDatalaw, a leading legal CPD provider, will pay the tuition fees for the Legal Practice Course – a prize worth up to £12,000 – to the winner of its new competition. The competition is open to paralegals and trainee solicitors in England and Wales who are available to start their LPC in September 2015. Applicants will be asked to answer a series of questions posted on the website. From the responses, 50 hopefuls will be selected to write a blog or submit a five-minute video explaining why they want to become a solicitor. Those submissions will be assessed by a judging panel, and a shortlist of 10 candidates will be chosen for a final interview with the winner to be announced in mid-March. Details can be found here.
Entering a competition in the desperate hope of getting LPC funding does rather smack of clutching at straws. However, there are indications that this competition may be run on an annual basis so, if you can stay afloat for a year, you may just have another chance.