SYDNEY LAW SCHOOL COURSEWORK SCHOLARSHIPS

Postgraduate Commencing Scholarships

Equity Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Postgraduate Continuing Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Exchange Scholarships


Postgraduate Commencing Scholarships

Equity Scholarships

Longworth Scholarship for the Juris Doctor

Background:

Established in 1998 by the generous bequest of the late Barbara Irene Longworth, this Scholarship is designed to assist an exemplary and needy law student to further their career in law.  

Open to:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian permanent resident and have an unconditional offer of admission for the Juris Doctor (JD) within the University of Sydney law School.

Students who have already commenced their JD, or students transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: $12,000
Duration:  1 year only
How to Apply:

You must apply through UAC Equity Scholarship to be considered for this Scholarship.

All supporting documents need to be submitted to UAC by 31 December 2018 in order to be considered for scholarship offers by 31 January 2019.

For UAC dates please visit: https://www.uac.edu.au/key-dates

Key Dates:  Successful 2019 recipients will be informed via email by 31 January 2019.
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Merit Scholarships

C.A Coghlan and A.N. Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris Doctor

Background:

The C.A Coghlan and A.N Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris Doctor has been made available by the generosity of two benefactors of the School. The Scholarship is made possible by combining two separate bequests, all of which set the same terms and conditions.

Open to:

Applicants with an unconditional offer of full-time admission into the Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Sydney Law School.

Students who have already commenced their JD studies, or students transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply.

Value: $6,000 per annum
Duration:  Full-time duration of the degree.
Open Date:  late-August 2019
Close Date: 26 November 2019
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

John O'Brien Memorial Coursework Scholarships in Criminal Law and Criminology

Background:

Established in 2008 by a bequest to establish a memorial fund in perpetuity named the John O'Brien Memorial Fund. The purpose of the bequest is to provide scholarships in the University of Sydney Law School in particular for students in criminal law. Awarded annually to commencing students in the Master of Criminology by coursework.

Open to:

Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for the Master of Criminology in the University of Sydney Law School.

Students who have already commenced their Master of Criminology, or students transferring from other postgraduate programs are not eligible to apply.

 Applicants must have achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75 or equivalent in their prior tertiary studies. 

Value:

$6,000 per annum for a student enrolled full-time (24 credit points per semester), and

$3,000 per annum for a student enrolled part-time (12 credit points per semester).

Duration:  1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time recipients. 

Open Date: 

APPLY NOW 

Close Date: 

Round One: 31 January 2019

Round Two: 30 June 2019

Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Ross Waite Parsons Postgraduate Coursework Law Scholarship

Background:

Ross Waite Parsons was Professor of Law at the University of Sydney 1961-1986. In that time he established the Australia paradigms for postgraduate coursework legal education and continuing professional development, as well as being Australia's acknowledged leader in tax law research and a foremost scholar in commercial and corporate law.

The Ross Waite Parsons Postgraduate Coursework Law Scholarship has been established to promote academic excellence in legal education through the Masters programs offered by the Sydney Law School.

Open to:

Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for a masters by coursework program in the Sydney law School.

Applicants must have achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75 in their prior university level studies.

Students who have already commenced their postgraduate studies, or students transferring from another postgraduate program are not eligible. 

Value:

$10,000 per annum for a student enrolled full-time (24 credit points per semester), and

$5,000 per annum for a student enrolled part-time (12 credit points per semester).

Duration: 

1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time recipients.

Open Date:

APPLY NOW

Close Date:

Round One: 31 January 2019

Round Two: 30 June 2019

Read More:

Terms and Conditions


Wigram Allen Scholarship for Juris Doctor Award

Background:

The Wigram Allen Scholarship were originally founded on gifts of 381 pounds in 1867 and 500 pounds in 1883 from Sir George Wigram Allen. Given to encourage the study of law, these funds are now used to provide commencing scholarships for the Juris Doctor.

Open to:

Applicants with an unconditional offer of full-time admission into the Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Sydney Law School.

Students who have already commenced their JD studies, or students transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply.

Value: $6,000 per annum
Duration:  Full-time duration of the degree.
Open Date:  late-August 2019
Close Date: 26 November 2019
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Postgraduate Continuing Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship

Background:

The Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship is established in the memory of Mr. Eric Cunstance Shaw (BA., LLB.) from the estate of Mr. Constantine Bloukos. It is available to full time domestic students from rural Australia completing a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor.

More Information:

Information on this scholarship is found on the Undergraduate Scholarships page for the University of Sydney Law School.

Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship


The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2008 by the University of Sydney Law School through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the Late Justice Peter Hely, to promote postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity.

Open to:

Applicants must be either Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents and have completed, or are about to complete either an undergraduate or postgraduate law degree from the University of Sydney. 

Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a postgraduate coursework degree, or research degree within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, or equivalent institution.

Applicants must be completing research or studies in the fields of commercial law and equity.  

Value: $20,000
Duration:  1 year
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date: 24 February 2019 at 11.59 PM
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship

Background:

The University of Sydney Law School and the Cameron family established this Scholarship through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Peter Cameron to promote further study in law after the completion of a Bachelor of Laws or a Juris Doctor.

Open to:

Applicants must be either an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident and are:

  • about to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney, or
  • have graduated from a Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney within the last 2 years.
The applicant must have applied, or be willing to undertake a Bachelors of Civil Law, or equivalent degree as determined by the Dean of the University of Sydney Law School, at the University of Oxford.  
Value: $35,000
Duration:  1 year only
Open Date:  early-August 2019
Close Date: 2 October 2019 at 11.59 PM
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Pitt Cobbett Scholarship


Background:

Established in 1939 by a bequest from Professor Pitt Cobbett, first Chair of Law in 1890 and first Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. The bequest was made to support to study of law by students in need of financial assistance.

Open to:

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in either the undergraduate Combined Law or the Juris Doctor Program at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must be seeking financial assistance for a special project or extracurricular activity related to their studies.

Applications must be submitted up to 6 months in advance of the activity, or within six months post completion of the activity.

Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: Up to $1,000 
Duration:  One-off payment
Open Date:  APPLY NOW

Close Date: 

Round One: 1 May

Round Two: 31 July

Round Three: 6 November

Read More:  Terms and Conditions 

Zoe Hall Memorial Scholarship

Background:

Established to award students for their contribution to community service and social justice. Open to students at the Sydney Law School in the penultimate or final year of the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor at the time of application.

More Information:

Information on this scholarship is found on the Undergraduate Scholarships page for the University of Sydney Law School.

Zoe Hall Memorial Scholarship


Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship

Background:

Established by the University Of Sydney Law School, this Scholarship aims to support student mobility by providing financial support to students to undertake a School-specific law exchange.

More Information:

Information on this scholarship is found on the Exchange Scholarships page for Undergraduate Students for the University of Sydney Law School.

Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship