Sydney’s most awarded law firm, Sydney Criminal Lawyers, has announced a new law scholarship, established to encourage law students in New South Wales and the ACT who excel in criminal law and are passionate about pursuing a career in criminal defence.
The Scholarship, is open now, and is valued at $5,000. The successful applicant may also be offered Practical Legal Training placement with Sydney Criminal Lawyers.
Investing in the future.
“We want to do more than just encourage those students with an interest in pursuing careers in criminal law, we want support them to actively get their career off the ground and a scholarship is an ideal way to do that,” says Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers, Mr Ugur Nedim.
“As a firm, Sydney Criminal Lawyers has a strong interest in nurturing young talent. We know that our team benefits greatly from the freshness and enthusiasm of graduates who accept jobs with us, or partake in work experience. But more than that, over the long term, enabling young lawyers to pursue a career in criminal law simply ensures that the profession overall continues to thrive.”
“We see the scholarship as a way of not just giving back to the profession that has given us all very rewarding careers, but also as a way of investing in its future in a meaningful way – attracting the best, most talented people and facilitating their career pathway, along with seeking to continually improve and evolve what we do and how we do it, for the benefit of our clients and the wider community.”
About the scholarship.
The Sydney Criminal Lawyers Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit – especially in criminal law-related subjects and applicants will also be judged on the quality of their overall application, including resume, covering letter and interview with the firm’s principal.
“Criminal law is a demanding, but gratifying career,” says Mr Nedim. “It tends to suit people who have strong advocacy, listening and communication skills, as well as a keen interest in the way the law impacts our lives,” says Mr Nedim.