Updated: August 25, 2021 at 9:56 AM
Bermudan student Seon Tatem has been named the recipient of the 2021 Legal Fellowship awarded by the law firm MJM Limited.
The firm said Mr. Tatem received the scholarship worth $ 10,000 to help him with his law studies.
The annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding holder of a Permanent Resident or Bermuda Certificate who aspires to enter the field of law and is committed to return to Bermuda to practice, said MJM.
The award may be renewed each year for a maximum period of three years.
The firm also awarded a scholarship of $ 5,000 to Bermudan student Briana Medeiros.
Mr JM said Mr Tatem will be entering his first year of study for an LLB Law at Buckingham University in the UK.
He graduated from the Berkeley Institute in 2019 and recently participated in an exchange with Rotary in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The firm said Ms Medeiros is a junior at the University of Toronto, where she is studying for a double major – a BHSc in psychology and an HBA in criminology.
After graduating from the University of Toronto, the firm said Ms Medeiros planned to complete her legal education in the UK. She graduated from Warwick Academy 2019.
Jennifer Haworth, Director and Head of the Dispute Resolution Team at MJM Limited, said: “We really enjoyed meeting the students.
“Seon has shown resilience and thoughtfulness, in addition to his academic excellence, which will stand him in good stead as he heads into law school.
“Briana impressed the committee with her drive and passion for the law as well as her strong academics.
“We are delighted to support these two talented Bermudan students in the pursuit of their legal careers. “
MJM Limited specializes in corporate law, commercial litigation, trusts and estates, civil litigation and employment law. The current directors of the firm are Denis de Frias, Hil de Frias, Fozeia Rana-Fahy, Ms Haworth and Jeremy Leese.
Seon Tatem, Law Scholarship Recipient from MJM Limited Law Firm (Photo provided)
Briana Medeiros, MJM Limited Law Firm Fellowship Recipient (Photo provided)