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Undergraduate / Postgraduate Opportunity:

Cumberland Lodge, Rule of Law Project

(January to April 2024)



Cumberland Lodge has kindly offered six places on its upcoming Rule of Law Project to BVL alumni, who are currently studying law at university or have recently graduated.

The Rule of Law Project is designed to nurture young people as ethically minded thought leaders by:

  • Exploring the concept of the rule of law and its implications for the societies in which they live.

  • Encouraging them to become well-informed advocates for the rule of law now and in their future careers.

The BVL participants will progress through the project with 12 students from the Commonwealth Scholarship scheme (likely to be studying for their masters or PhD) and 6 early career police officers from the College of Policing.

The project will follow the below format:


  • Three weekend residential study retreats at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor. The dates of these weekends are yet to be confirmed, but are likely to take place in January, February and April.

  • Additional online resources to help participants prepare in advance of, and supplement what can be delivered at, the retreats.  To maintain contact and momentum, the project will include two online discussions between retreats.

  • Finally, with the aim of continuing the discussion, an online peer-network will be set up with the aim of continuing the discussion beyond the three weekends.


Apply now:

The only eligibility requirements we have are that you:


  • Will have previously participated in a BVL project, and that you therefore studied for your A-Levels (or equivalent) at a non-fee paying school.

  • That you are currently studying a degree in law (undergraduate or postgraduate) or have graduated in the last three years.


All of our projects are free of charge for all participants and travel expenses and accommodation will be provided for the three residential weekends.


To apply complete a brief application form by clicking here.​ The deadline for applications is 7pm on Friday 20 October 2023

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