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Scholarships & Bursaries

RJ Hand Memorial Scholarship in Law

This scholarship is generously provided by the family of the late Robert James Hand whose gift will support a student in financial need to study Law at the University of Tasmania. Robert James Hand received a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Tasmania in 1964. Robert practised law in Hobart until his retirement due to illness in 1998. He understood the necessity and had enormous capacity for an in-depth understanding of the companies with which he worked. His attention to detail helped him to become, in his time, one of the most highly respected commercial lawyers in Australia. The award is offered as part of the University of Tasmania Access Scholarship scheme.



Available to students commencing a Bachelor of Laws or combined Law degree at the University of Tasmania in the first half of 2021. Selection will be based on the applicant’s demonstration of financial need and potential to succeed in their studies. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have career aspirations and have given back to the community (voluntary work and community involvement).

On-going Eligibility

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


$5,000 per year


Up to four years (does not include separate one-year Honours course)

Closing Date

31 October 2020


Next due to be offered 2024.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.