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Dr Vanessa Goodwin Law Reform Scholarship

Dr Vanessa Goodwin was a criminologist, lawyer and former Attorney-General of Tasmania. She held a PhD in Law from the University of Tasmania, a Master of Philosophy (Criminology) from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania. Prior to her election in 2009, she worked as an Associate to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, and as a research assistant for the Tasmanian Governor. Dr Goodwin passed away in March 2018 following a short battle with cancer. Throughout her esteemed career, Dr Goodwin maintained a commitment to law reform, legal research, and social justice. Dr Goodwin’s family, the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government have established this scholarship in her honour.



Available to a student entering final year of a Bachelor of Laws or combined Law degree, or final year of a Criminology major in Semester 1, 2023. Selection will be based on academic merit, quality of written application and demonstrated commitment to law reform and social justice. A research internship with the Tasmania Law Reform Institute will be undertaken bv the successful applicant.

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

31st December 2022


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.