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Mayer Brown Scholarship

On the Donor

In 1986, Johnson, Stokes & Master (“JSM”) established the “JSM Scholarship for LLB Students” at The University of Hong Kong with two awards each year. In 1996, JSM agreed to increase the scholarship value to HK$18,000 each, and in 2002, extended the sponsorship to BBA(Law) and BSocSc(Govt&Laws) students and revised the amount to match the tuition fee. In January 2008, Johnson, Stokes & Master was renamed as “Mayer Brown JSM” and the name of the Scholarship was revised to “Mayer Brown JSM Scholarship for LLB Students”. In 2015, Mayer Brown JSM kindly pledged to set up a new award, “Mayer Brown JSM Scholarship for JD Students”. In September 2018, Mayer Brown JSM was renamed as “Mayer Brown” (“Donor”) and requested for the names of its Scholarships to be revised accordingly. In 2019, the Donor merged the two scholarship schemes under the new award name of “Mayer Brown Scholarship”.

Purpose and Scope

One scholarship shall be available for award to students who are in Year 1 of the Juris Doctor (JD) programme OR in the penultimate year of the following undergraduate law programmes:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB);
  • Bachelor of Arts (Literary Studies) and Bachelor of Laws (double degree) (BA&LLB);
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) and Bachelor of Laws (double degree) (BBA(Law)&LLB);
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws) and Bachelor of Laws (double degree) (BSS(GL)&LLB).


The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of:

(i) outstanding academic achievements:

  • For undergraduate applicants, the selection shall be based on the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) as at the end of the first semester of their penultimate year;
  • For JD applicants, the selection shall be based on the academic achievements during their undergraduate studies; and their working experience may also be considered;

(ii) participation in extra-curricular activities, leadership qualities and personality; and

(iii) interview performance (if arranged).


Each scholarship comprises:-

  • a cash award equivalent to the tuition fee payable in the final year of the candidate’s studies (for undergraduate students) or HK$50,000 (for JD students); and
  • a Traineeship (including PCLL fee reimbursement and a maintenance grant of HK$50,000) at the Donor’s office upon completion of his/her Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) course.
Value of Award Refer to "Purpose and Scope
Renewal Conditions --
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Faculty Law


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