Richard Cooper Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area Law
Scholarship value Up to $10,000
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 August 2021
Closing date 28 January 2022


This scholarship provides assistance to a domestic student enrolled or enrolling full-time in either the Master of Laws (LLM) program or a Higher Degree by Research. The scholarship will take the form of monetary assistance to help with living expenses for 12 months.


The Scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Academic merit
  2. Demonstrated financial need
  3. Demonstrated interest in the study of law
  4. Proposed budget

To be eligible, HDR applicants must be researching in one of the following areas, being areas which were of particular interest to the late Justice Richard Cooper:

  • Maritime law
  • Administrative law
  • Trade practices
  • Native title

An interview may be required during the selection process.

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Assessment Officer
(07) 3365 1498