Launch of New Rodney Overend Educational Trust Scholarship

Posted on: 16 December 2013

A new educational trust scholarship designed to support promising young law students was recently launched by the School of Law. The Rodney Overend Educational Trust Scholarship was established by A&L Goodbody to honour the memory of one of its lawyers, Rodney Overend, a graduate of the School of Law in 1982. 

The new scholarship seeks to support promising young law students with their third-level education costs. A scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student entering Law in Trinity, either single honours or in combination with another subject. The trust was launched at a reception in Trinity on December 11th

Speaking about the trust, Paul White, Partner and Chairman of A&L Goodbody commented: “A&L Goodbody is pleased to continue to support talented Trinity students, as they pursue a career in law. We’re particularly pleased to do so in conjunction with the Trinity Access Programme and through our Rodney Overend Educational Trust.  Supporting the next generation of lawyers is something which truly honours Rodney’s memory, and as a Firm we are proud of our strong connection to Trinity and its graduates.”

A&L Goodbody together with Arthur Cox, William Fry and Matheson are supporters of the Pathways to Law Programme in Trinity College – a collaborative initiative of the Trinity Access Programmes, the School of Law in TCD and the legal profession which began in September 2010.

The programme works intensively with students from senior cycle right through to degree completion, and seeks to enhance students’ interest in the theoretical as well as practical application of the study of law. Since its inception, one hundred and thirty-four second-level students have experienced Pathways activities such as a University Challenge Law Quiz, So you want to be a Lawyer, shadowing days, summer schools, mock legal trials and acting as barristers in the Criminal Courts of Justice. In 2013/14 sixty-five students studying Law in Trinity are supported by the programme.