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Scholarship to encourage students to take up criminal law

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Sydney’s most awarded law firm, Sydney Criminal Lawyers, has announced a new law scholarship, established to encourage law students in New South Wales and the ACT who excel in criminal law and are passionate about pursuing a career in criminal defence.

The Scholarship, is open now, and is valued at $5,000.

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

Investing in the future

“We want to do more than just encourage those students with an interest in pursuing careers in criminal law, we want support them to actively get their career off the ground and a scholarship is an ideal way to do that,” says Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers, Mr Ugur Nedim.

“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 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.

About Sydney Criminal Lawyers®:

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® are a leading law firm practising exclusively in criminal and driving cases. Their highly-experienced criminal defence team has a long and proven track record of successfully defending a wide range of criminal and traffic cases. They guarantee that only Senior Criminal Lawyers will work on each case and appear in court. Their defence team works closely with leading experts in every field of forensic investigation and analysis to deliver the strongest possible defence to serious criminal and driving charges. They offer flexible conference options including after-hours, weekends and over the phone at one of their offices across the Sydney Metropolitan area, and beyond. Sydney Criminal Lawyers® appreciate that not everyone can afford an expensive legal bill and consequently offer a range of flexible payment options.

Source: https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/media-centre/media-releases/scholarship-to-encourage-students-to-take-up-criminal-law/

Contact Sydney Criminal Lawyers®:

Ugur Nedim,
Principal Lawyer,
Sydney Criminal Lawyers®,
Museum Towers,
Suite 503,
267 Castlereagh St.,
Sydney, NSW, 2000
Phone: +61 (0)2 9261 8884
Fax: +61 (0)2 9264 0880
E-mail: un@sydneycriminallawyers.com.au


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