Matheson launches 2024 Tim Scanlon corporate law bursary

Matheson launches 2024 Tim Scanlon corporate law bursary

Pictured: Éilis Murphy, winner of the 2023 Tim Scanlon corporate law bursary.

Matheson has announced the 2024 launch of the Tim Scanlon corporate law bursary, named in honour of 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 will receive a bursary of €5,000; an internship placement in Matheson’s corporate department; and, in recognition of Mr Scanlon’s passion for the arts, a piece of Irish art or craft in lieu of a bursary award trophy.

Michael Jackson, managing partner of 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.”

University of Galway student Éilis Murphy won the 2023 bursary and was presented with a piece of art by Irish artist Ailbhe Barrett.

Ms 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.”

Applicants for the 2024 bursary must submit an essay of 1,200 words (excluding footnotes of reasonable length and citations) discussing one of the following topics:

  1. The impact of AI on Corporate Governance — opportunities and risks for Boards?
  2. Shareholder Activism and Climate Change — a help or a hindrance?

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 no later than Friday 29 March 2024. Questions can be directed to Matheson’s director of learning and development on

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