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The 2019 application period is open from the 8th February 2019 to the 8th of March 2019. To apply, complete the Postgraduate Prizes Application Form (PDF 323KB).

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.

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.

The McDougall Postgraduate Scholarship is available to students who have completed a Bachelor of Law with Honours (or its equivalent); or a Masters 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.

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.

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.

Charles Williams Memorial Scholarship in Law

Receiving her scholarship made Kate Jeliff feel connected to the student community, and gave her the support to achieve her dream of studying Law.

International Students

The University of Tasmania Law School warmly welcomes international students and has done so since the 1950s. Today, a great number of students from many Commonwealth countries including Malaysia, Singapore and India undertake their legal studies in Tasmania. Many complete their entire law degree at UTAS and many others come on an exchange from universities around the world.

The Law Faculty offers a unique and innovative International Students Support Program (ISSP). The objective is to assist international students to achieve their full academic potential and to ensure that their time studying in Australia is memorable. A staff coordinator and a team of dedicated tutors provide mentoring and supervision, a bridging program for new students, extra tutorials and social events. In 2008 this program won a National Award for Services Supporting Student Learning.

Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Scholarship

Haji Alizada has experienced and witnessed a lot of injustice in his life. He is now studying Law with the hopes of helping others.