We run the annual William Ah Ket Scholarship. The Scholarship is named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background and encourages people at early stages of their legal careers to contribute to the discourse on diversity and inclusion in the law and legal profession.

The winner of the Scholarship receives $6,000 with two shortlisted entrants each receiving a further $1,000. Shortlisted entrants will also have the opportunity to meet senior legal professionals and members of the judiciary during the Award Ceremony. Details of the Scholarship can be found on our website: https://www.aala.org.au/national-william-ah-ket-scholarship

The Scholarship is open to Australian residents who are:

  • final year law students who have had not less than 4 weeks’ legal work experience or have completed a legal clerkship in Australia or overseas;
  • law graduates currently undertaking practical legal training; and
  • admitted lawyers with no more than five years’ post admission experience (in Australia or overseas).

We think that junior practitioners in the State may be interested in the Scholarship. We attach a draft circular message and poster, which we ask to be included in the next available LST update. I note that Expressions of Interest are due on 7 July 2022, but if the LST is unable to publish the circular prior to this date, we will be able to accommodate late entries. If that is the case, could you please let me know so that I can update our scholarship committee?

If you have any questions at all, our Scholarship committee can be contacted by email: scholarship@aala.org.au.



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