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Charles Williams Memorial Scholarship in Law

Barry Charles Williams (known as Charles) was born in 1939, and embarked on full-time LLB studies at the University of Tasmania as a mature-aged man of 47. He graduated in 1989. Charles was a sole practitioner in country areas for most of his professional legal life. While practicing law he always had a small farm with animals. During his law studies he made the 10-hour weekly round trip commute to Hobart from Bridport to attend university. In his memory, Charles’ wife and daughters have established this scholarship for a mature-aged student at the law faculty. The scholarship celebrates Charles' belief that everyone, regardless of their age, means or circumstances, should have access to education to fulfill their potential.



Available to a student who is aged 25 or over as at 1 January 2021 with evidence of strong academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have completed LAW121 and LAW122 and be continuing study in a Bachelor of Laws degree or combined Law degree in Semester 1, 2021. Selection will be based on financial need and the potential to succeed with University study.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.




One year

Closing Date

31 October 2020


Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.