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Law firm awards top scholarship to Bucci

A Bermudian student has won a scholarship worth up to $90,000 to study law in England.

Mariangela Bucci is this year's winner of the annual scholarship, sponsored by law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman.

The scholarship is worth $30,000 a year for a maximum of three years.

Ms Bucci, who will study at King's College, London's Dickson Poon School of Law, part of the University of London, said: “Without the assistance of this scholarship I would have had to work part time and obtain a student loan in order to fund my studies.

“In relieving the financial burden of attending law school, this scholarship means not only will I be able to commit myself more fully to my studies, but also that I will be able to graduate debt-free.”

Ms Bucci has worked in a variety of internships at law firms in Bermuda and the US.

She has also been an intern at AmTrust Financial Services, where she worked in the underwriting department and as translator for the firm's vice-president.

Ms Bucci worked for the firm again this summer, based in Milan, Italy.

She said: “Law is the only field that combines my passion for moral progress with my intellectual curiosity.

“I understand the law as a purposefully open-ended framework that functions as the political institution's internal mechanism for change.”

David Astwood, director and chairman of CDP's scholarship committee, added: “Mariangela is an exceptional talent. She is driven and focused on making an impact whether in school, at work or in the community.

“We are delighted to name her this year's scholarship recipient.”

In addition to the main scholarship, CDP presented bursaries to six other law students at its student open house, held yesterday.

Aleisha Hollis, was awarded $20,000 to study at the University of Essex, Elizabeth Blankendal, University of Bristol, Marcus Bean, University of Kent and Catherine Campbell, City Law School, University of London, all got $10,000 to help fund their studies, while Lauren Allen, Exeter University, and Matthew Logan, London School of Economics, both received $5000.

Mr Astwood said: “We congratulate the bursary winners on their achievement and wish them continued success in the future.”

CDP has gifted a total of $2.5 million in legal scholarships and bursaries over the past 30 years, with around $100,000 being awarded every year.

Legal eagle: Mariangela Bucci, centre, has been awarded this year's Conyers Dill & Pearman scholarship to study law. She is flanked by the firm's David Astwood and Sophia Greaves (Photograph supplied)

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Published August 03, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Updated August 03, 2016 at 4:17 pm)

Law firm awards top scholarship to Bucci

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