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Help foster the next generation of inspiring legal minds
Your support helps us to maintain our world-leading status in teaching and research, train tomorrow’s leaders with excellence, and create meaningful impact that will transform the legal landscape.

As a world leading law school, we are committed to distinction across all aspects of our activities as outlined in our 2020-2025 strategy, Reimagining Sydney Law School.

Distinction in education. We position academic excellence at the heart of an engaging learning experience that equips our graduates for the future.

Distinction in research. We drive our world-leading research capability to deliver relevant and impactful research with a wide range of global partners.

Distinction in external engagement. We engage in a wide range of local, national and global partnerships to contribute to positive reform and the transformation of society.

Distinction in culture, people, resources and governance. When it comes to our commitment of distinction in culture, people, resources and governance:

  • We strive to provide a diverse and innovative culture
  • We aim to deliver an ambitious Indigenous strategy
  • We will continue to advance our commitment to sustainability
  • We are committed to strengthening our structures of internal governance and external engagement to create a more dynamic and collaborative law school.

Your support ensures this commitment to distinction remains and grows stronger in years to come.

Why donate?

  • Our donations go to those who need it most.
  • Philanthropy benefits both the donor and the recipient.
  • All donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia.
  • We rely on donations to support life changing research, scholarships and projects.

You can make a one-off or ongoing gift, establish a bequest, or donate in honour of a person who is significant to you.

Every gift, no matter its size, makes a difference to the work we do, the impact we make, and the lives of our students, today and in the future.

Ways to support us


Your contribution helps us to remove financial barriers, attract diversity and provide more students with access to unrivalled opportunities, learning and mentors.

Discover the scholarships we currently offer

Many of our scholarships stem from generous bequests and donations from our alumni and friends.

Choose to contribute to an existing reputable scholarship initiative or get in touch to see how to establish your own scholarship.

Support students in need

Your generosity helps our students in need of assistance, especially at a time of global turbulence and uncertainty.

Your support allows our students to focus on their law studies and mental wellbeing, and alleviate stress and financial burdens.

Here are some examples of generous contributions made by donors:

If you have a specific form of assistance you would like to provide, please get in touch.

Alternatively, speak to us about the different options available to support our students in need.


Your support helps our students to develop stand-out skills, form life-long networks, and excel on a global stage at a time when they are shaping their future ambitious careers.

Find out more about the moots our students are involved in

The Law School has a strong mooting history. We are proud of our high-achieving and dedicated students who compete in domestic and international competitions.

Choose to support a particular moot, or speak to us about how to contribute to the advancement of our students and mooting teams.

Read more about our students being crowned the Jessup Moot World Champions in 2021


Your contribution helps us to continue delivering high quality research that addresses problems of global significance and transforms the legal landscape.

Explore our research

Our world-leading researchers address complex problems and deliver research of the highest quality that creates impact across a wide range of traditional, established and emerging areas of global significance. 

We are committed to driving law reform and shaping legal policy and practice through our research.

Our centres and institutes form a unique community of academic scholars and industry experts. Some are formed on the work of distinguished legal intellectuals of the past, including Ross Parsons and Julius Stone, providing the opportunity for gifts to celebrate their achievements.

If you have an area of specialisation that you are passionate about, contact us to find out how you can give back.

Ways to donate

You can support a specific cause that is meaningful to you, or let us recommend where your donation is needed most.

  • Donate through our online giving form
  • Make a one-off gift over the phone or by mail
  • Organise to make a recurring gift
  • Establish a bequest
  • Donate in honour of someone.

For more information on ways you can show your support through a donation, contact: 

Sarah Gho Kim 

Development Manager 


Banner image: Natalie Gouda, Sydney Law School 

Sarah Gho Kim

Development Manager, Advancement Portfolio

Specific donations


Ada Evans Memorial Scholarship

Ada Evans was the first woman to graduate with an LLB in Australia in 1902. In celebration of this milestone, The University of Sydney has established a scholarship in honour of Ada Evans to promote equity, diversity and inclusion for women of law.

Find out more and donate

Paul Byrne Memorial Fund

The Paul Byrne Memorial Fund was set up to honour and continue Paul’s interest in the criminal justice system. Gifts received will support the activities of  the Institute of Criminology and other activities in the field of criminal law at Sydney Law School, in memory of the late Paul Byrne SC.


George Winterton Memorial Fund

The George Winterton Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the outstanding and lasting contribution of Professor George Winterton to constitutional law scholarship and teaching.

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