School of Law student awarded Laidlaw Scholarship

The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme aims to develop a new generation of leaders.

The School of Law is delighted that first year LLB student Poppy Davey has been awarded a Laidlaw Scholarship. The Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme invests in talented and motivated undergraduate students, giving them the knowledge, skills and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders. 

I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to be a Laidlaw Scholar and learn how to be an ethical leader alongside undertaking my research project. The project is on how women from different socio-economic backgrounds who are domestically abused are treated by the criminal justice system. Consequently, it will enable me to provide the foundations for positive societal change. 

Poppy Davey 

Poppy’s research project is titled 'How are different social groups who experience domestic abuse treated differently by the criminal justice system in England and Wales?' and will be supervised by Dr Rebecca Shaw.  

This was a project Poppy conceived herself, rather than one of the predefined projects by the Laidlaw Programme. It is a great achievement, especially given the tough competition for places, and I am looking forward to working with her on this project. 


Click here to visit the University of Leeds website and find out more about the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme.