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.
At the centenary of Federation, the Faculty of Law and the School of History & Classics collaborated in a series of projects to honour and recognise the contributions Clark made to the formation of the Constitution. Surplus income from these projects has been allocated to fund a scholarship which will honour the memory of Andrew Inglis Clark. The scholarship will provide opportunities for higher degree study in law, history or classics at the University of Tasmania or an overseas university.
- The amount of $35,000 provided by the Faculty of Law, together with any interest from time to time, forms the endowment of a scholarship to be called ‘The Andrew Inglis Clark Scholarship in Law and History’.
- The Andrew Inglis Clark Scholarship in Law and History may be awarded annually 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, or
- ;a graduate of the University of Tasmania 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.
- The scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee comprising:
- the Dean of the Faculty of Law or a nominee;
- two members of staff of the Faculty of Law (academic or general)
- the Head of School of History & Classics, or a nominee
- The Selection Committee must take into account the financial needs of applicants in determining its selection.
- All other matters concerning the scholarship, including the frequency and number of awards offered, the value of each award, advertising, application procedures, and other criteria for selection will be determined by the Selection Committee.
- The Selection Committee will report to Academic Senate on any offers made.
Made by Academic Senate on 27 July 2007