Strathclyde University is to honour law lecturer and sheriff John Fitzsimons with a scholarship competition for disadvantaged mature students.

Strathclyde Law School’s Centre for Law, Crime & Justice is offering scholarships to talented mature students or prospective mature students studying any taught course in the law school who are in acute financial need.

Applicants must be 25 years or older at the point of the deadline for submission, which is before noon this Wednesday.

Mr Fitzsimons joined the newly-formed law school in 1964 and dedicated the next 20 years of his life to teaching and scholarship at Strathclyde before becoming a well-respected sheriff. He served continuously at Dumbarton Sheriff Court for almost 20 years and he is remembered as a careful, wise, firm, but always compassionate judge.

Visit the scholarships webpage for further details and how to apply.