This scholarship was established to honour the memory of the late Frank Neasey AO. Neasey was an honours graduate in Law at the University of Tasmania, respected legal practitioner, and distinguished judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania for 27 years.
This scholarship is available to a student who has completed the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours (or its equivalent) or Masters of Laws at an approved tertiary institution, for the purpose of undertaking studies towards a higher degree in law at the University of Tasmania.
This scholarship is valued at approximately $500.
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Andrew Inglis Clark has been described as the ‘true architect of the Australian Constitution'. He was a distinguished lawyer, the Attorney-General of Tasmania, a parliamentarian, a member of the various conventions which created the federal constitution and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania.
This Scholarship is available to a student who has completed undergraduate study in law, history or classics at honours level and who is undertaking studies towards a higher degree in law, history or legal history at the University of Tasmania. It is also available to a University of Tasmania student who is undertaking studies towards a higher degree in law or history at an overseas tertiary institution approved by the relevant University of Tasmania school or faculty.
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The Sir Henry Baker Memorial Fellowship is available to graduates of the University of Tasmania for study or research in the disciplines of Law or Political Science. The Fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards and is available either on a full-time or part-time basis. It is tenable at the University of Tasmania or, with the approval of the Selection Committee, at an interstate or overseas institution.
The rules of the award are sufficiently flexible to allow for applications from postgraduate students seeking support for higher degree studies as well as practitioners in law, administration and related fields wishing to make shorter-term investigations of some aspect of professional practice.
While the Selection Committee may support a general program, preference is normally given to applicants who propose to undertake a specific project in an area of study that is of particular benefit to Australia.
The Selection Committee will determine the duration and value of the award according to the circumstances of the particular application and the research project.
The total value of the Fellowship is determined annually but is expected to be in the region of approximately $2,500.
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The McDougall Postgraduate Scholarship is available to students who have completed the degree of Bachelor of Law with Honours (or its equivalent); or a Master of Laws at an approved tertiary institution and who wish to undertake studies towards a higher degree in Law at the University of Tasmania; or graduates of the University of Tasmania who wish to undertake studies towards a higher degree in Law at an Australian or overseas tertiary institution. The award is not available to full-time academic staff or previously successful applicants.
The total value of the Scholarship is determined annually but is expected to in the region of approximately $7,500.
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John Francis Arthur Burke was born in Tasmania and educated at St Virgil’s College in Hobart. He worked most of his life as a general and psychiatric nurse in the New South Wales health System.
In his estate, Mr Burke arranged to endow a scholarship in the Faculty of Law to allow graduates of the Faculty of pursue postgraduate study in the United Kingdom. This scholarship is valued at approximately $5000.
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Elite PhD Scholarship in Law and Criminology: Exploring the victim’s perspective of sentences in sex offence cases.
Faculty Scholarship 2014-2016: Elite PhD scholarship.
Research disciplines: Law & criminology
Topic: Exploring the victim’s perspective of sentences in sex offence cases.
Expressions of interest are sought with respect to a PhD topic which is aligned to a national Australian Research Council Linkage project, “Gauging informed public opinion on sentencing sex offenders.” The ARC project aims to ascertain informed public opinion on sex offender sentencing by exploring the views of jurors in sex offence trials in Australia. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a research team on a project which includes, to quote the ARC assessors ‘international stars in the field of sentencing research’. It is envisaged that the PhD proposal will be designed to include a victim’s perspective on sentencing by examining the views of sexual assault counsellors and possibly victims and prosecutors. The Linkage Partners on the project include Victim Support, ACT.
A PhD Elite scholarship is valued at $32,000 per annum tax free. For further details about support for PhD candidates, view the website.
We are seeking candidates with first class honours (or equivalent) in law, criminology, sociology or psychology.
Contact: Professor Kate Warner
Prospective candidates are invited to submit expressions of interest by 31 January 2014.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Law
28 January, 2014