Current Students

Melbourne Law School Scholarships

Melbourne Law School offers a range of scholarships and bursaries that recognise outstanding academic achievement and provide support to current students while studying the Melbourne JD.

Enquiries

Enquiries can be sent via email to law-awards@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne Law School reserves the right to change the number of scholarships awarded, or the amount dispersed, without notice.

ScholarshipEligibilityBenefitsDates

Alastair Nicholson Law Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background about to commence or currently studying the Melbourne JD. Commencing students will automatically be considered based on their application for the Melbourne JD. Awarded on the basis of academic results. 1x $2,000 Closed

Allan Myers Oxford Scholarship

Open to current students and graduates of the JD or LLB who have been accepted into the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) or MSc in Law and Finance (MLF) at the University of Oxford. Three awards of £15,000 each were awarded in 2015. Students who accept an offer from Oxford are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Beach-McGauran Scholarship

Open to students who have previously completed a tertiary degree in science or a technical field, including engineering. Awarded on the basis of academic results with consideration of financial need. $10,000 Closed

Corrs Chambers Westgarth Indigenous Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background about to commence or currently studying the Melbourne JD. Commencing students will automatically be considered based on their application for the Melbourne JD. Awarded on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. 1x $5000 Closed

Daniel McCluskey Social Justice Prize

Open to current students who have demonstrated an involvement in social justice, human rights, equality, or a related area (including, but not limited to, having completed a law subject in one of those areas). 1x $1,300 Closed

DLA Piper Geoff Masel Prize

Open to current JD students in second year and above who are enrolled for the full year of their application. Awarded for significant academic achievement in the face of adversity. 1x $2,000 Closed

Donovan-Johnston Scholarship

Open to JD students from rural or regional Australia with a permanent place of residence located 80 kilometres or more from the Melbourne General Post Office. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. 1x $15,000 over three years Closed

Frank and Nicole Azzopardi Scholarship

Open to JD students of Indigenous Australian background. Awarded on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. 1x $5,000 Closed

Gilbert + Tobin Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background. Awarded on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. 1x $10,000 Closed

Helen and Bori Liberman Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background about to commence or currently studying the Melbourne JD. Awarded on the basis of financial need. 1x $5,000 Closed

Ian Malkin Internship Scholarship

Open to JD students who have completed at least five JD subjects and wish to participate in internships with not-for-profit organisations or government organisations. Awarded on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. 1x $1,200 approximately Closed

JAMAKEPE Foundation Scholarship

Open to domestic Australian JD students undertaking an exchange program in the United States of America. Awarded on the basis of academic results with consideration given to financial need. Preference will be given to students who completed an undergraduate degree in the areas of Arts or Commerce at the University of Melbourne. 1x $5,000 Closed

John G Chrisp Bursary

Open to JD students. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

1x $500 Closed

John and Alison Kearney Overseas Scholarship

Open to JD students in second year and above who are undertaking or have plans to undertake an approved course of study at an international partner university. 5x $5000 Closed

Malcolm DH Smith Memorial Scholarship

Open to students about to commence the Melbourne JD who have completed an undergraduate law degree or a degree majoring in Asian studies at a tertiary institution in Australia or Asia. Selection is based on academic results and the applicant’s commitment to understanding one or more Asian societies. Capacity to speak an Asian language is desirable. A CV is also required to be considered for this scholarship. 1x $3,000 Closed

Melbourne Law School Mobility Funding

Open to students who are seeking financial assistance to help meet travel and accommodation expenses for international study.

More details

Several scholarships available, amounts vary. Closed
Philip Solomon Scholarship Open to students with strong academic results, including (but not only) in Evidence and Proof and success in and demonstrated commitment to mooting at Melbourne Law School. $5,000 plus mentoring with Philip Solomon QC Closed

Supreme Court - Trinity Hall Scholarship

Open to Melbourne Law School JD or LLB graduates who have been accepted into the Master of Laws (LLM) program at the University of Cambridge with Trinity Hall as their first preference. Awarded on the basis of academic results with consideration given to financial need. One scholarship of £10,000 was awarded in 2015. Applicants who have completed a JD or LLB at Melbourne Law School and who have accepted an offer from the University of Cambridge will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

Valerie and Lawrence Kennedy Scholarship

Open to mature age students. Several scholarships available, amounts vary. Closed

Victorian Bar: Justice Kenneth Hayne Scholarship

Open to current JD students on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. One or more scholarships available, amounts vary. Closed

W John Collins Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $5,000 Closed

Opportunity for High Achieving Fee-Paying Students

The Law School also awards the top two highest achieving fee-paying students (based on first year JD results in the eight compulsory subjects) a CSP (equivalent) for the remainder of their degree starting in Semester 1 of their second year. No application is required. All fee-paying first year JD students who completed all seven of the graded first-year compulsory subjects in their first 12 months of the degree are automatically considered.

Additional Opportunities