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Cheryl Saunders Scholarship
Named for Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO (BA 1966 Arts, LLB(Hons) 1966, PhD Law 1976), the Cheryl Saunders Scholarship supports Melbourne Law School students demonstrating financial need and academic merit. Giving to the Cheryl Saunders Scholarship helps these talented students flourish while celebrating Professor Saunders’ magnificent contributions to legal education and constitutional law.
Melbourne Law School's Highest Priorities
Making an unrestricted gift to Melbourne Law School helps us fulfil our highest-priority tasks.
The Law Library
The Law Library has one of the finest legal collections in Australia, including rare books and extensive online resources. Making a gift to the Law Library helps support student study needs while maintaining the highest-quality and most up-to-date legal resources available.
Malcolm D H Smith Scholarship
Melbourne Law School alumnus Professor Malcolm D H Smith (LLB (Hons) 1968, LLM 1972) was a leading international figure in Asian legal studies and the Founding Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne. The Malcolm DH Smith Memorial Scholarship was established to remember Professor Smith and his exceptional contribution to Asian legal studies.
Melbourne University Law School Foundation
The Foundation exists for the promotion of excellence in education, study, teaching and research at Melbourne Law School. Donations to the Foundation are an investment in Melbourne’s future, strengthening our standing one of the world’s top law schools committed to world-leading legal teaching and research.
Daniel B Wright Scholarship
Family and friends of Dan Wright generously created this scholarship in 2016 to memorialise Dan Wright, who passed away shortly after commencing his second semester of the Juris Doctor in 2012. The Daniel B Wright Scholarship will reward Juris Doctor students who have demonstrated excellence in one or more subjects in the field of public law, in accordance with Dan’s passionate interest in human rights, refugee law and international law.
Norman M O'Bryan Scholarship
Family, friends and former colleagues of The Honourable Justice Norman M O'Bryan (LLB 1953) have committed to working with Melbourne Law School to raise funds for the purpose of establishing one or more scholarships for students enrolled in the Melbourne JD. Giving to this new scholarship will help support students who have demonstrated high academic merit and financial need.
You may split your gift between multiple areas by choosing the "Select one or more purposes to support Melbourne Law School" option on the giving form.
Melbourne Law School Advancement Team
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Phone: +61 3 9035 8747
Austin Van Groningen
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The impact of your giving
Read about the impact your gift can have on our students:
- Shawn Rajanayagam
Justice Kenneth Hayne
Being awarded the Victorian Bar's Justice Kenneth Hayne Scholarship has had a profound impact on former JD student Shawn Rajanayagam.
Hailing from Sydney and ineligible for Commonwealth support, the scholarship relieved him of significant financial pressure, allowing him to devote himself to extracurricular pursuits, namely as an editor of the Melbourne University Law Review and participating in and winning the Sir Zelman Cowen Victorian Championship Moot.
"Simply put, it would not have been possible for me to dedicate myself to the work involved in editing the MULR and the Sir Zelman Cowen Moot without the safety net that the scholarship provided. These extracurricular pursuits were incredible learning experiences that have helped me to develop my career aspirations," Shawn says.
Since graduating, Shawn has begun working as a graduate with Minter Ellison and has aspirations to join the Bar.
- Julia Freidgeim
Joan Rosanove QC
Julia Freidgeim is aware of the significance of winning the Joan Rosanove QC Memorial Prize for being the highest ranked female in her JD cohort.
"The Prize served as both a flattering recognition of my individual academic achievements and a reminder of the obstacles women have historically encountered in the legal profession and, to a lesser extent, continue to encounter today," Julia says.
Now graduated, Julia is working as a constitutional and human rights lawyer in the Victorian public service in an office she says is dominated by talented and successful female lawyers.
"It is inspiring to be managed and mentored by women in such a traditionally male-dominated profession," she says.
"Female lawyers like Joan Rosanove QC were the pioneers that made such workplaces possible, and I hope that my female colleagues and I will continue to make strides in achieving greater female representation among the top tiers of the legal profession."
- Jason Goliszek
Raynes Dickson Memorial
Raynes Dickson Memorial Exhibition recipient Jason Goliszek is thankful for the financial assistance he received for obtaining the highest mark in Democracy, Law and Civil Liberties, the prize having eased the financial burden of undertaking tertiary education.
"This award has had a tremendous impact on my life," Jason, a former JD student, says. "Whilst the financial award helped in the short term to alleviate my financial situation after graduating law school, the Exhibition will continue to serve me well in the future, as it is something which I will hold very close to me throughout my legal career."
"It serves as a constant reminder of what I am able to achieve as long as I work hard and enjoy what I am doing in the process."
Jason is now a Judge's Associate at County Court of Victoria.