The Ross Anderson Scholarship

28 September 2022
Celebrating the career of one of Sydney Law's best

In celebration of Ross Anderson's legacy, Sydney Law School is partnering with the Law Extension Committee (LEC) to support Diploma in Law students as they further their studies in the Master of Laws (LLM) program. 

Ross Anderson

The University of Sydney Law School and the Law Extension Committee are proud to acknowledge the valuable contribution Mr Ross Anderson has made to the legal profession and tertiary education throughout his 45-year career at the University of Sydney.

As an esteemed Senior Lecturer, Ross Anderson has dedicated more than four decades to enriching the minds of both junior and advanced law students, and until his recent retirement was the longest continuously serving academic at Sydney Law School.

To mark this occasion there will be a scholarship named in Ross Anderson’s honour. 

About Ross Anderson

Mr Anderson joined the Law School in 1973, serving as a part-time lecturer after graduating from Sydney Law School with a first-class honours Bachelor of Laws degree. He then moved to London to complete his Master of Laws at University College London before returning to the Law School as a full-time staff member.

In 1993, Mr Anderson was awarded a University of Sydney Excellence in Teaching Award. At the ceremony in the Great Hall, Chair of the Academic Board, Professor John Mack, acknowledged his outstanding contribution to the Sydney Law School and the University “through his scholarly and gifted enhancement of the art of teaching”.

Having taught generations of students, Ross has been profiled several times demonstrating his excellence in teaching and dedication to his students: “Excellence in teaching award for ‘guru’” (The University of Sydney News, 17 May 1994) and “40 years of inspirational teaching” (JurisDiction 2017).

Many of Ross’ former students have gone on to become eminent figures in the legal profession in Australia. Moreover, Ross’ influence extends internationally through the knowledge and careers of many of our most talented alumni in many other countries.

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