La Trobe Law School – 7 Higher Degree Research Scholarships available

La Trobe Law School is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2017. We have a vibrant and supportive research culture dedicated to research excellence. Our doctoral students benefit from a wide variety of professional development opportunities within the School and within the University. We seek applicants for seven doctoral research scholarships to be awarded to outstanding candidates to undertake research in a variety of research areas.

These prestigious scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in undertaking doctoral research with one of our new professorial leaders:

  • Health Law and Society (x 2), including human tissue, reproduction, gender, mental health, disability, public health; lead supervision by Professor Anne-Maree Farrell, ARC Future Fellow, Director, Centre for Health Law and Society.
  • Court Administration (x 1), including media, information and communications technology; lead supervision by Professor Anne Wallace, Associate Head, La Trobe Law School
  • Data and the Law, Financial Crime & Digital Financial Services (x 2), supervision by Professor Louis de Koker, Project Lead, Law Node, Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) & Associate Professor Sara Smyth, Coordinator, La Trobe’s new Master of Cybersecurity (Law)
  • Australian Public Law (x 2), government decision-making, fairness and rights protection, particularly as it concerns legal, political and social challenges facing Australia; lead supervision by Professor Matthew Groves, Director of the Public Law Program, La Trobe Law School; Editor, Australian Journal of Administrative Law

Further information about the La Trobe Law School, its academic staff and research programs and strengths, see the school website.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Benefits of the scholarship:

    • A La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum, to support your living costs

    • A fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)

    • Opportunities to work with La Trobe’s Law School’s outstanding researchers and Research Centres, as well as having access to our suite of professional development programs

    • Opportunities to teach in the School’s undergraduate degree programs may be made available to qualified candidates.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Research Scholarship within the Law School, follow these steps:

Closing date

Applications close April 30th 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by June 30th and successful candidates will be expected to enroll no later than 1st October 2017.

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