TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship (LLB)
This scholarship provides assistance to domestic students enrolled or enrolling full-time in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) program (including dual programs) as a Commonwealth supported student. The scholarship will take the form of monetary assistance to help with living expenses for 12 months and will be paid in two installments – one during semester 1 and one during semester 2.
The scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Academic merit
- Significant financial need
- Express interest in the study of law, with a view to using that study in some future occupation
- Proposed budget
Applicants should note that the total number of scholarships, and the duration and amount of each scholarship to be awarded will be determined on an annual basis by the TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship Endowment Fund Selection Committee.
Students must complete an application form and declaration and submit it with a copy of their curriculum vitae by close of business on 24 February 2017 to:
The TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship Endowment Fund Selection Committee
TC Beirne School of Law
Forgan Smith Building
The University of Queensland 4072
The Committee will meet as soon as practicable after the closing date and applicants will be notified of the outcome in writing.
Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce
Recipient of a UQ Link Access Scholarship and a TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship
"...it’s given me positive encouragement to keep studying as best as I can."
“My parent’s dedication and belief in my education has involved many sacrifices to ensure that I have the best chance at academic success. I applied for a UQ Scholarship before coming to UQ and it’s given me positive encouragement to keep studying as best as I can. I was later awarded the TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship and I’ve been fortunate to have the financial support from that over the past two years.
I have a part-time job in a supermarket and the Law scholarship has enabled me to cut back my hours to one evening a week so I can focus more on my studies and use the money to buy textbooks. It also means I can spend some time doing work experience that will help me after I graduate.
I’ve been working at the UQ Faculty of Science legal office where I help researchers review contracts and suggest ways that they can be improved. After studying contract law the work has given me insight into how legal theory is applied in practice. Working at the legal office has also given me exposure to Intellectual Property issues and that is an area I am interested in pursuing for the future. I’ve just finished my third year so we’re all at the stage where work experience improves your understanding of theory and gives you the opportunity to meet people.
I’m also a mentor with UQ’s Jump Start Academic Preparation Program which introduces equity scholarship and ‘first in family’ students to UQ, for example, by advising them how to approach going to lectures and doing assignments. It’s good that I can give back to other people starting university. Some students ask themselves whether they fit in, or if university study is the right thing to do, so as a mentor you direct them to the right support services and help them to realise they’re not out of place and that they deserve to be here.”