Gabriel Moss QC Insolvency & Restructuring Scholarship
Gabriel Moss QC Insolvency & Restructuring 2020-21 Scholar Liana Turner
College: New College
I studied Law at the University of Nottingham, before completing the BPTC at BPP University Holborn. I am currently reading for the BCL at New College. I take Jurisprudence, Philosophical Foundations, Civil Procedure, and Human Rights at Work.
Could you tell us about your journey to Oxford? Why did you choose to study at the Law Faculty?
The BCL has a fantastic reputation for preparing people for a career at the Bar. There is also no better place to study Jurisprudence, which was something I was particularly interested in.
What do you hope to achieve whilst studying law in Oxford?
I hope to develop my understanding of the theory and philosophy underpinning different areas of law.
What have you found most rewarding about your programme so far?
The most rewarding part of the BCL so far has been the tutorials. They are an opportunity to write essays, and to test and develop your ideas. Having tutors who are eminent experts in their field engage with and respect your ideas is extremely rewarding, and confidence-building.
What have you found most challenging about your programme so far?
I take both Jurisprudence and Philosophical Foundations, so making the switch from law to philosophy was a bit of a shock. That said, both options are shaping up to be my equal favourites, and it is especially rewarding when a topic finally comes together and makes sense.
Are you involved with or joined any projects or societies?
With the lockdowns stifling a lot activities, it has been difficult! However, I am hoping to attend (virtual) discussion groups in both Medical Law and Ethics and Jurisprudence this term.
How has the scholarship benefitted your studies and professional development?
The scholarship definitely stands out on applications, but mostly it has given me the confidence to apply to Chambers that I might not otherwise have thought about applying to.
The scholarship is named in memory of Gabriel Moss, a titan of the insolvency and restructuring world, a much valued member of South Square, and fondly remembered by the Law Faculty for his contribution to BCL teaching. It is worth £10,000 and is awarded annually to students embarking on the BCL, MJur or one year research degree (including one year of the DPhil). Available to UK , EU, and overseas students alike, this scholarship is for students with an interest in proceeding to the Bar.