Applications are now open for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law graduate or final year student to be awarded one (1) bursary to undertake the College of Law Victoria’s (COLV) practical legal training program (PLT) in 2016/17.
The bursary, valued at $8,820, is an important part of the LIV’s reconciliation action plan (RAP) which aims to assist an outstanding student to help them realise their goal of becoming a lawyer. COLV’s PLT is an accredited course of practical legal training for admission as an Australian lawyer in Victoria as an alternative to ,supervised workplace training.
• Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
• Have completed or are in the final year of study towards an LLB or JD at a recognised Australian university.
Applicants must complete a one (1) page statement addressing the following selection criteria:
• What challenges you have had to overcome in order to achieve your degree i.e. demonstrated financial hardship.
• What personal contribution(s) do you make to your community e.g. voluntary legal work,
participation in reconciliation activities or equivalent.
• Evidence of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background e.g. a certified letter from your local cooperative or recognised Elders.
APPLICANTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO SUBMIT:
• Current resume.
• Certified academic transcript.
Bursary funds are used to pay for the full tuition costs associated with COLV’s PLT program and may be eligible for support services e.g. access to mentors and tutors.
PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO:
GPO Box 263
Melbourne VIC 3000
T: 9607 9384
Applications close 31 October 2017.