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The Alan Neaves Scholarship

A scholarship to support student mobility in the Sydney Law School
Scholarship valued up to $3,000 to support student to undertake a law program.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $3,000
  • Domestic/international student
  • Full-time or part-time student currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree at the University of Sydney Law School
  • have been approved by the University of Sydney Law School to undertake a law program including inter alia international mooting, legal internships, legal placement (for credit or co-curricular), exchange offshore programs, etc.
Ongoing NA

How to apply

The scholarship has no separate application process and it will be auto-awarded based on the Selection Criteria 3.a.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued up to $3.000 and will be paid as one-off payment.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic or international student¬†
  • be a full-time or part-time student currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree at the University of Sydney Law School
  • have been approved by the University of Sydney Law School to undertake a law program including inter alia international mooting, legal internships, legal placement (for credit or co-curricular), exchange offshore programs, etc.

Background

Established in 2024 from a bequest by Alan Neaves who expressed a wish to promote learning, teaching, research and the general advancement of scholarship in Australian and comparative constitutional law.

1. Background

a. Established in 2024 from a bequest by Alan Neaves who expressed a wish to promote learning, teaching, research and the general advancement of scholarship in Australian and comparative constitutional law.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be a full-time or part-time student currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degrees at the University of Sydney Law School.

b. Applicants must have been approved by the University of Sydney Law School to undertake a law program including inter alia international mooting, legal internships, legal placement (for credit or co-curricular), exchange offshore programs, etc.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit, and
II. a personal statement demonstrating
i. why applicant want to participate in the international mooting, legal internships, legal placements, exchange and offshore programs and how it will further their academic, career and personal goals, and
ii. the contributions applicant has made to the University and/or community including volunteering, extracurricular and sporting activities.

b. The scholarship has no separate application process and it will be auto-awarded based on the Selection Criteria 3.a. under the international mooting, legal internships, legal placements, exchange and offshore programs.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the Sydney Law School, or their nominated delegate and one other staff member from the School.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is valued up to $3,000 and will be paid as a one-off payment.

b. Deferral or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted.

c. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None Apply


6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance and/or a complaint or concern is raised about their conduct during the program,
III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,
IV. is absent at any stage during the program period without approval or reasonable excuse,
V. does not resume program/study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship.

b. Once a Scholarship has been terminated, it cannot be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.
 

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