Scholarships and grants

Scholarships

The University offers a variety of scholarships to support law students at different stages throughout their academic career.

 


 

ANU College of Law Discretionary Student Financial Support

The ANU College of Law is able to provide a limited amount of financial assistance to support student activities. This financial assistance is primarily offered in cases where students are undertaking activities that are connected with their law studies but for which they receive no formal credit towards a law or other ANU program. 

For more information on this grant, eligibility criteria and application form, please visit the ANU COL Discretionary Student Financial Support Grant website.

 


 

ANU College of Law International Excellence Scholarship

Each year, ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the ANU College of Law Excellence Scholarship. Valued at $20,000, this scholarship aims to attract and support international postgraduate students from IIndia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Vietnam who have an excellent academic record (minimum GPA of 5.5 out of 7 or above).

 


 

ANU College of Law International Merit Scholarship

Each year, ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the ANU College of Law International Merit Scholarship. Valued at $10,000, this scholarship aims to attract and support international postgraduate students who have an excellent academic record (minimum GPA of 5.0 out of 7 or above).

 


 

ANU College of Law International Pathway Scholarship

Each year, ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the ANU College of Law International Pathway Scholarship. Valued at $20,000, this scholarship aims to attract and support international postgraduate students who have graduated from a law program from one of the following Universities: University of Indonesia, University of Malaya, Thammasat Thailand or National Law School of India Bangalore.

 


 

Asia Law Internship Grant

Each year the ANU Law School, of the ANU College of Law ("the College"), may offer an award known as the Asia Law Internship Grant ("the award").

Valued at $2000, this grant aims at providing financial assistance to allow the selected recipient(s) the opportunity to gain realistic, high-level and varied legal work experience through a supervised legal internship or work experience with partner host organisations in Asia.  

This award and  internship opportunity for 2021 is currently being deferred due to travel restrictions. An update will be posted of when this opportunity will be available.


 

Dorothy Mayhew-Hirvonen Grant

Each year, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the Dorothy Mayhew-Hirovenen grant.

The objective of the award is to provide financial support an ANU College of Law female student who is able to demonstrate educational disadvantage on the grounds of financial, physical or emotional need.

Funding for this award has been provided by the family of Dorothy Mayhew-Hirvonen in recognition of her love of the ANU and the time she spent there as a student.

For more information on this grant, eligibility criteria and application form, please visit the Dorothy Mayhew-Hirvonen Grant website.


 

External scholarships, awards, prizes and competitions for law students

A number of external organisations (private and public) offer recognition and financial support for law students in the form of awards, prizes and scholarship opportunities in Australia and overseas.
 


 

Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law

Each year, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as The Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law. The award was created to assist members of the Indigenous Community who aspire to attend university to obtain a degree in Law to further their career aspirations. The Scholarship aims to offset some of the financial burden of attendance at university in the first year of study.

The Scholarship Fund was established from money donated to the University by the Freilich Foundation.

 


 

Frohlich Scholarship to support the Permanent Court of Arbitration PCA Fellowship

Each year the ANU College of Law, may offer an award known as the Frohlich Scholarship to support the Permanent Court of Arbitration PCA Fellowship. The objective of the award is to provide support to a current student, or graduate of the ANU College of Law, undertaking a 12 month Fellowship with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, Netherlands.

The award is intended to assist with the cost of living expenses while the recipient works as an associate to a judge of the PCA. The recipient will be required to assist the judges of the PCA in their day-to-day working tasks, including carrying out research, preparing case files, and drafting documents and judgments.

This award and the fellowship opportunity for 2021 is currently being deferred due to travel restrictions. An update will be posted of when this opportunity will be available.

 


 

Frohlich World Bank Scholarship with the Integrity Vice-Presidency

The ANU College of Law in conjunction with the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), has developed a scholarship program to support a current student of the ANU Law School's Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or Juris Doctor (JD) programs, to spend six months undertaking an internship with the INT's Special Litigation Unit.

The scholarship will go towards covering expenses while the student works as a Fellow with the Special Litigation Unit at the World Bank's headquarters in Washington DC

 



Law Textbook Grants

Each semester, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as Law Textbook Grants to the value of $250 textbook voucher. The objective of the award is to provide financial assistance to currently enrolled students who require financial support to purchase program/course related textbooks.

 


 

Leslie Zines Constitutional Law Scholarship

Each year, the ANU College of Law in association with the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, may offer an award known as the Leslie Zines Constitutional Law Scholarship.

The Scholarship will support an ANU Law student to undertake a supervised internship of ten weeks in the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department. Subject to the operational needs of the Department, it is anticipated that five weeks will be spent in the Office of Constitutional Law and five weeks in the Office of General Counsel in the Australian Government Solicitor.

Funding for the award has been provided from the Leslie Zines Endowment established in memory of Professor Leslie Zines AO, a former Dean of the ANU Faculty of Law and one of Australia's leading constitutional law scholars.

 


 

Littleton Groom Memorial Scholarship

Each year, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the Littleton Groom Memorial Scholarship.

The award is intended to assist the holder of the recipient to complete the law program, or law as part of a combined program with another discipline, for which the student is enrolled at the time the award is made.

 


 

Phillipa Weeks Scholarship in Law

Each year, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the Phillipa Weeks Scholarship in Law. The objective of the award is to support rural, regional and remote students who aspire to obtain a degree in Law at the ANU. The award aims to offset some of the financial burden of attendance at law school.

Funding for the award has been provided from donors to the University including alumni, law firms, the Weeks family and former colleagues, students and friends of the late Professor Phillipa Weeks. The award was established in memory of Phillipa Weeks (BA (Hons) ’74, LLB (Hons) ’79, LLM ’87), a much loved and respected former ANU Law student and Professor. Phillipa attended school in country NSW, before she was awarded a scholarship to study at the ANU. This began a successful academic career at ANU Law where she earnt much respect through her inspiring teaching and research into Labour Law and held the positions of Professor, Associate Dean and Head of School at the ANU Law School. In 2006, Professor Phillipa Weeks died at the age of only 53, after a year-long battle with cancer. Former colleagues and students of Phillipa remember her with profound respect and deep affection.

 


 

Scholarship for a Legal Internship in London

Each year, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the Scholarship for a Legal Internship in London.

The objective of the award is to provide the selected recipient with the opportunity to gain realistic, high-level and varied legal work experience through a supervised legal internship of twelve weeks at the International Bar Association in London, England.

Funding for this award has been provided by members of the ANU London Legal Alumni Community.

This award and the internship opportunity for 2021 is currently being deferred due to travel restrictions. An update will be posted of when this opportunity will be available.


 

Tina and Tano Salpietro Award

Each year, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the Tina and Tano Salpietro Award. The objective of the award is to provide financial assistance to enable a student to complete a legal internship in the Kimberley region in Western Australia, as part of the Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS)−ANU partnership.

Funding for this award has been provided by Antonella Salpietro, who established this award in recognition of her parents, Tina and Tano Salpietro. Antonella wishes to acknowledge her parents' empathy and solidarity towards groups who experience disadvantage.


 

Yuill Scholarship to Support the ICJ Traineeship Program

Each year, the ANU College of Law, in association with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague (The Netherlands), may offer an award known as ‘The Yuill Scholarship to support the International Court of Justice Traineeship Program’.

The objective of the award is to support the recipient to undertake a nine month traineeship with the ICJ in The Hague, The Netherlands. The award is intended to assist with the cost of living expenses, enabling the recipient to work as an associate to a judge of the ICJ. The recipient will be required to assist judges of the ICJ in their day-to-day working tasks, including carrying out research, preparing case files, and drafting documents and judgments.

Funding for the award has been provided by the Yuill Endowment established in memory of the late Justice Gordon Yuill of the Family Court of Australia.

 


Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team