Applications Open for Sydney Criminal Lawyers Criminal Law Scholarship

by Sonia Hickey

If you’re an aspiring criminal lawyer, there is a new scholarship available to assist your transition from university to a career.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers, has established a scholarship to encourage aspiring criminal lawyers in New South Wales and the ACT.

The scholarship, valued at $5,000 is aimed at supporting penultimate and final year law students who excel in criminal law and are passionate about pursuing a career in criminal defence.

The successful applicant may also be offered Practical Legal Training placement and mentorship with Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

Investing in the future

“As a firm, Sydney Criminal Lawyers has a strong interest in nurturing young talent. We know that our team benefits greatly from the freshness and enthusiasm of graduates who accept jobs with us, or partake in work experience.

“But more than that, over the long term, enabling young lawyers to pursue a career in criminal law simply ensures that the profession overall continues to thrive.”

“We see the scholarship as a way of not just giving back to the profession that has given us all very rewarding careers, but also as a way of investing in its future in a meaningful way – attracting the best, most talented people and facilitating their career pathway, along with seeking to continually improve and evolve what we do and how we do it, for the benefit of our clients and the wider community.”

About the scholarship

The Sydney Criminal Lawyers Criminal Law Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit – especially in criminal law-related subjects and applicants will also be judged on the quality of their overall application, including resume, covering letter and interview with the firm’s principal.

“Criminal law is a demanding, but gratifying career,” says Mr Nedim. “It tends to suit people who have strong advocacy, listening and communication skills, as well as a keen interest in the way the law impacts our lives,” says Mr Nedim.

How to Apply

Applicants must have Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency and enrolled in their penultimate or final year in an LL.B, Juris Doctor or Legal Practitioners Admission Board course, or undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, in New South Wales or the ACT.

To apply, email a covering letter, resume and academic record to Mr Ugur Nedim at un@sydneycriminallawyers.com.au. Include all contact information.

Applications close at 11.59pm, 30 November 2019.

Author

Sonia Hickey

Sonia Hickey is a freelance writer, magazine journalist and owner of 'Woman with Words'. She has a strong interest in social justice, and is a member of the Sydney Criminal Lawyers® content team.

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