National Indigenous Law Awards

The National Indigenous Law Awards aim to highlight and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who demonstrate a passion and commitment to improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The professional award is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian who is currently admitted and practicing as a solicitor or barrister in Australia and has at least five years of professional legal experience.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Law and paralegal studies

At Institution:

Any in Australia

Study level:

  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research
  • Short executive courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Location:

  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

Legal professionals will be assessed using the following criteria:
1. Championing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in a legal environment;
2. Dedicated contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through the provision of legal services (for example, access to justice, community legal education or pro bono work);
3. Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

How to Apply

Applicants must provide:
A brief curriculum vitae with name and contact details of two references; Proof of admission as a barrister or solicitor;
A letter of support from their employer if nominated for the professional award by the employer;
A personal statement by the nominee of no more than 1000 words addressing the assessment criteria to demonstrate a passion and commitment to improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.