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Peter Hely Scholar off to Harvard

3 May 2017
Adam Fovent wins 2017 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship

Adam's postgraduate study at Harvard will include financial regulation, securities regulation and investment management law, with a particular focus on the role of commercial law and capital markets in fostering societal good.

Adam Fovent, Justice Peter Hely Scholarship winner for 2017


Congratulations to Adam Fovent on winning the Justice Peter Hely Scholarship for 2017.

“I am honoured and humbled to have been awarded the Justice Peter Hely Scholarship, which will help me to undertake the LLM at Harvard Law School,” said Adam.

He is excited by, and grateful for, the opportunity to undertake the LLM at Harvard.

“Studying at Harvard is sure to be a life changing experience for me, both personally and professionally, and simply would not be possible without the support of others. That I have this opportunity is truly a testament to the generosity and contributions of others,” he said.

In choosing to pursue legal studies, Adam felt it was natural to undertake the Juris Doctor program at Sydney Law School, having previously studied at The University of Sydney.

“The successes I have already enjoyed, both academically and professionally, owe much to the rigorous and demanding academic environment of the Juris Doctor program at Sydney and the strength of the Law School’s teaching faculty, particularly in the fields of equity and commercial law,” said Adam.

Highlights of his legal studies and post graduation include being awarded the Edmund Barton Medal across all University of Sydney coursework masters students, as well as completing a placement at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre as part of the External Placement Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 through contributions from colleagues and friends of the late Justice Peter Hely, and is designed to promote postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity.

Competitive in nature, the scholarship is awarded on merit to the most outstanding applicant based on academic achievement as well as a demonstrated commitment in providing service to the community.

We wish Adam all the best in his future Harvard endeavours.