The Selden Society was founded in 1887 by F.W. Maitland and others to encourage the study and advance the knowledge of the history of English law. The Society offers a Milsom Studentship (named in honour of the late Professor S.F.C. Milsom, sometime Literary Director and President of the Society) for a person commencing research in English legal history leading to the degree of PhD (or equivalent) at a university in the United Kingdom. The date of the next competition will be announced on this website.