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The Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) is a unique scholarship programme, designed to address key barriers to the solicitors’ profession faced by those from less advantaged backgrounds.

Who can apply

Through the DAS, we're able to support talented, aspiring solicitors to pursue their legal education and careers through:

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) scholarships
  • mentoring
  • work experience

Read the full eligibility criteria for 2024 (PDF 113 KB)

If you have any questions, check the FAQs below or email diversityaccessscheme@lawsociety.org.uk

How to apply
Applications opened on Wednesday 28 February, alongside the 2024 application guidance.  Applications will close at midnight 13th April.

Read our 2023:

eligibility criteria
application guidance
preview the questions on the PDF version of the application form first (241 KB)

For any queries, email diversityaccessscheme@lawsociety.org.uk

Key dates

Wednesday 28 February – applications open at midday

Saturday 13 April – applications close at midnight

Friday 14 June – applicants informed whether they have been shortlisted

Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 July – interviews and assessments with shortlisted applicants via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 24 July – all shortlisted applicants advised whether they have been successful by 5pm

If you are a firm interested in offering work experience placements and internships for our Diversity Access Scheme awardees, click here for more info. DAS - work experience guidance for prospective hosts DAS Mentoring Guidance 2023

You can read the full details and apply  here: