Merton alumna Anna Williams (2014) has been awarded the Eldon Law Scholarship, a two-year scholarship awarded annually to students intending to follow a career at the Bar. This year the committee made a joint award, to Anna and to Matthew Hoyle (St John's, 2014).
Anna, who read Law with German Law at Merton and the University of Konstanz between 2014 and 2018, graduating with First Class honours, said:
"I am delighted to have been jointly awarded the Eldon Scholarship and am very grateful to the Law Faculty, and particularly to my tutors at Merton, for their support of my future career at the Bar."
As an undergraduate, Anna was a Postmaster from 2016 to 2018, and represented the University of Oxford in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She is currently undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course and will commence pupillage in employment and discrimination law in Bristol later this year.
The Eldon Law Scholarship dates from 1830, and was established by subscription and named in honour of the barrister and politician John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon. Previous winners include Lord Denning and Lord Bingham, both of whom served as Master of the Rolls, and Sir James Fawcett, President of the European Commission for Human Rights from 1972 to 1981.