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    Astor Legal Scholarship 2021

       
    Background: The Astor Legal Scholarship was established in 2021 to encourage and support law students who are passionate about pursuing a career in the law, but may be suffering from financial hardship and/or come from a regional or remote area.
    Open to: Australian citizens and permanent residents studying law.
    Value: $2,000 per year
    Duration:  1 year
    Open Date:  1 June 2021
    Close Date:  11.59pm, 30 November 2021
    How to apply: Email covering letter, resume and academic record to Avinash Singh at avinash@astorlegal.com.au.
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    Terms and Conditions

    1. Background The Astor Legal Scholarship was established to encourage and support Australian law students who are passionate about pursuing a career in law, but may be suffering from financial hardship and/or come from a regional or remote area.

    2.  Eligibility Applicants must have Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency and enrolled in an LL.B, Juris Doctor or Legal Practitioners Admission Board course, or undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Current or former Astor Legal employees are not eligible.

    3. Selection Criteria The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of their resume, covering letter, an academic transcript, evidence of any financial hardship, evidence of being from a remote or regional location and possibly an interview with the firm’s principal. A Practical Legal Training placement with Astor Legal may be offered to the successful nominee.

    4. Value The Scholarship is valued at $2,000 as a one-off payment which is payable upon the selection of the successful nominee.

    Sydney’s leading criminal law firm, Astor Legal, has announced a new law scholarship, established to encourage law students in New South Wales and the ACT who may be suffering from financial hardship and/or come from a regional or remote area.

    The Scholarship is open now, and is valued at $2,000.

    The successful applicant may also be offered Practical Legal Training placement with Astor Legal.

    Encouraging disadvantaged students

    “Throughout my years as a lawyer, I have seen many young people who did not have access to the same opportunities as myself. This is often due to financial hardship or coming from a regional or remote area, or both” says Principal of Astor Legal, Mr Avinash Singh.

    “As a firm, Astor Legal has a strong interest in doing what we can to correct this. We travel to Courts throughout Australia and spend a significant amount of time in country towns. Ensuring that the legal community welcomes people from diverse backgrounds makes the profession stronger and more respected.”

    “We see the Astor Legal scholarship as a way of encouraging people from all walks of life to pursue a career in the law. No one should have to forego their chosen path in life because of where they live, or because they cannot afford it.”

    About the scholarship

    The Astor Legal Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of their resume, covering letter, an academic transcript, evidence of any financial hardship, evidence of being from a remote or regional location and an interview with the firm’s principal.

    According to Mr Singh, “pursuing a career in the law can at times be gruelling, stressful and challenging. However, it is immensely rewarding and allows you to make real change in a person’s life. We hope this scholarship will help do just that.”

    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.

    To apply, email a covering letter, resume and academic record to Mr Avinash Singh at avinash@astorlegal.com.au. Include all contact information. Applications close at 11.59pm, 30 November 2021.

    About Astor Legal

    The team at Astor Legal is led by Avinash Singh, who is one of the few lawyers in Australia to have been listed by the Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. Before becoming the Principal Lawyer at Astor Legal, Avinash Singh appeared for some of Australia’s most prominent sportspeople, including Olympians and National Rugby League (NRL) players. A highly sought-after advocate, Mr Singh’s client list has included the likes of rugby league great Andrew Johns. Our lawyers have built a reputation as a formidable criminal defence team who are well-respected by both Magistrates and Judges. Our clients benefit from thorough preparation and our persuasive manner in Court. At Astor Legal, we provide everyday people with the quality of legal representation usually reserved for Australia’s elite.

    Contact Astor Legal:

    Avinash Singh
    Principal Lawyer
    Astor Legal
    4/52 George Street
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150
    Phone: (02) 7804 2823
    Fax: (02) 8624 4750

    E-mail: avinash@astorlegal.com.au

     

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