The path to Oxford

The Allan Myers Oxford University Scholarships are making it possible for talented Melbourne law students and alumni to study at the centre of the common law world.

For many in the legal profession, studying at Oxford is an experience to shape careers and lives.

The largest law school in the UK, the Faculty of Law at Oxford is a federation of thirty law centres located in colleges across the university. It offers the opportunity to study with leading international academics, to build an invaluable network of academic and professional contacts and to experience academic life in a university with a history of learning that spans 900 years.

Many academics and graduates from Melbourne Law School have already made the journey to the University of Oxford. Allan Myers AO QC (LLB(Hons) 1970) completed his BCL at Oxford in 1971. To further develop the longstanding connection between the two institutions, he established a scholarship to fund student and academic exchanges between Melbourne and Oxford.

Each year, Allan Myers Scholarships are awarded to Melbourne Law School students or graduates who have been accepted into the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) or Masters of Law and Finance (MLF) at the University of Oxford. Up to four scholarships are awarded annually, and all Melbourne JD or LLB graduates or law students are eligible. Mr Myers also funds a generous annual scholarship for Australians undertaking graduate studies at Christ Church and Oxford, and Melbourne Law School graduates are encouraged to apply.

This article originally appeared in MLS News, Issue 6, October 2011.