Each year, the ANU College of Law may offer an award known as the Phillipa Weeks Scholarship in Law. The objective of the Award is to support rural, regional and remote students who want to attend ANU to obtain a degree in Law. The Award aims to offset some of the financial burden of attendance at law school.
Funding for this Award has been provided by donors to the University including alumni, law firms, the Weeks family and former colleagues, students and friends of the late Professor Phillipa Weeks.
The award was established in memory of Phillipa Weeks (BA (Hons) '74, LLB (Hons) '79, LLM '87), a much loved and respected former ANU Law student and Professor. Phillipa attended school in country NSW, before she was awarded a scholarship to study at the ANU. This began a successful academic career at ANU Law where she earnt much respect through her inspiring teaching and research into Labour Law and held the positions of Professor, Associate Dean and Head of School at the ANU Law School. In 2006, Professor Phillipa Weeks died at the age of only 53, after a year-long battle with cancer. Former colleagues and students of Phillipa remember her with profound respect and deep affection.