Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Snedden Hall & Gallop University Scholarship: Anna Liu from Burgmann Anglican School and Chelsea Kennett from Hawker College.
Benefits for scholarship recipients
Our scholarship provides successful candidates with financial assistance for their first three years studying law at a university in Canberra. Recipients also have the chance of work experience with us, which has often led to ongoing employment in our firm.
The scholarship selection process involves two phases: a presentation and an interview. This year nine Year 12 students from across Canberra participated. Each of the students had been nominated by one of their teachers.
In the first phase, the students experienced a simulated court environment in the University of Canberra’s Moot Court. Here they presented to the judging panel on topics as far ranging as ‘Should we adopt a zero-tolerance approach to social media bullying?’, ‘Should criminal matters only be heard by judges?’ and ‘Do crypto-currencies make life easier for criminals?’.
In the second phase, candidates attended our office to speak, individually, to the judging panel.
Thank you to our 2019 judging panel:
- Benedict Sheehy, Head of Canberra Law School, University of Canberra
- Murray Rankin, Independent Director & Chair, Snedden Hall & Gallop
- Dominic Cookman, Associate with Snedden Hall & Gallop.
Thank you to the University of Canberra for its ongoing support. The students love presenting in the Moot Court and we love having a judge from the university!
We also thank the participants and their teacher for working with us.
This year, the Snedden Hall & Gallop University Scholarship has turned 21 years old. To celebrate, we have taken a trip down memory lane to see where our scholarship winners are now. To find out more about our previous winners and see all the amazing things they have achieved, visit our website.
We will send out information packs for our 2020 program in June 2020 and encourage all schools to nominate a participant. To find out more about the scholarship and how to apply, please contact Kirsten Cameron on 02 6285 8000 or by email.