New law scholarship provides opportunities for law students from India

One of the world’s leading law schools, Melbourne Law School (MLS), will offer a new scholarship to be awarded for the first time in 2017 to students from India.

The Alex Chernov Scholarship will be open to international students from India commencing the Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) or the Master of Laws (LLM) in 2018.

Melbourne view from MLS

View of the city from Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School Dean Professor Carolyn Evans said the scholarship, named for Melbourne alumnus the Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, a former Governor of Victoria, was an important part of the Law School’s efforts to deepen its relationship with India.

“India is a key economic partner for Australia and this scholarship is an important way for MLS  to strengthen our ties and engagement with the country,” she said.

“It is fitting that the scholarship is named for Alex Chernov, who was instrumental in founding the Australia India Institute, and who recognises the importance of sharing culture, knowledge and experience between the two countries.”

The scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to be mentored by the Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, who was also a former Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

The scholarship will contribute the recipient’s full tuition fees for the three-year full-time Juris Doctor (JD) degree/one-year full-time Master of Laws (LLM) degree.

More information about the Alex Chernov Scholarship at Melbourne Law School can be found here.