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Australian Academy of Law – First Nations Scholarship 2024


The Australian Academy of Law again offers the Australian Academy of Law First Nations Scholarship tenable in 2024 for a First Nations final year law student* studying for the LLB or JD or combined Law degree at any Australian law school, or the Diploma in Law through the NSW Law Extension Committee (LEC).

The amount of the award is $5000 for one year only.

The successful applicant may, additionally, have the opportunity of being mentored for up to a year by an AAL Fellow.

The winner will be announced by the end of April 2024.

The award cannot be deferred to a later year.

Applications based on the Selection Criteria below are through nominations by the respective Law Deans to the AAL Secretariat ** by the closing date of 18 March 2024 at 5pm (AEDT). Each Law Dean may nominate one Final Year First Nations law student.

Interested applicants should contact their respective Law Deans to seek to be nominated. They must provide their academic transcripts, CVs, Personal Statements of no more than 500 words and a list of their existing sources of financial sponsorship (if any).

* A “final year law student” means a person who will complete the LLB or JD or combined Law degree, or the LEC Diploma in Law, by April 2025.

** Please note new AAL Secretariat email for the receipt of applications:

Selection Criteria

  1. Academic ability and likelihood of success;
  2. Not normally in receipt of any other substantial scholarship or award;
  3. Proposed post-graduation career path evincing a commitment to the law and/or legal practice.


Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview in April 2024 with the Selection Panel.

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