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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Research theme area: Law (various areas including family, migration, succession, human rights) – Assisted Reproduction
Title: A critique of legal approaches to parentage in Australia where children have been conceived via assisted reproductive technologies
Parentage is widely recognised as having links to a child’s lifetime identity, care, protection, support, inheritance, human rights and citizenship. At common law, biological parentage is determinative of parentage for legal purposes. However, where a child has been conceived via assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the fundamental link between genetics and parentage has been broken. Consequently, some legislative provisions enable recognition of non-genetic parents as the parents of children conceived via ART. However, these provisions apply to a limited range of family forms and for limited purposes. There is therefore some inconsistency in who is recognised legally as a child’s parents for different legal purposes and in different Australian jurisdictions. Diverse family forms further challenge the existing legal framework around parentage, with many intended parents falling outside recognition.
This PhD will critique the current approaches to parentage of children conceived via ART. The PhD candidate’s focus will be upon the consequences of the current approach and on evaluating the viability of alternative approaches to parentage.
The candidate will be co-supervised by Dr Olivia Rundle and Visiting Associate Professor Samantha Hardy, joining a successful research team with a strong track record of collaboration and publication. See Dr Rundle’s profile and Associate Professor Hardy’s profile.
Undergraduate qualifications in law are a pre-requisite for this candidature. Ideally we are seeking a candidate with first class honours in law (or equivalent). The candidate should be available to commence in 2013 to be eligible for this scholarship.
Contact: Dr Olivia Rundle: Olivia.Rundle@utas.edu.au
Prospective candidates are invited to submit expressions of interest by 25th October 2013.
Please send all postgraduate scholarship application forms to:
Undergraduate Law students may be eligible for the Relocation Scholarship.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Law
15 October, 2013