Phillipa Weeks Scholarship in Law


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. 

Field of study



The Award is available each year to a commencing ANU student who: 

  • is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; 
  • receives an offer of admission to the award of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree whether undertaken as a single or flexible double degree in the ANU College of Law; and 
  • is a school leaver and has undertaken the final two years of their secondary schooling in a regional or remote area of Australia as determined by the geographical classification defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard.


The value of the award is $8,000 per year, for up to five years. 

The award is paid in two equal instalments per year after the census date of each semester, unless otherwise stated in the letter of offer. 

The recipient is responsible for making payment of all tuition fees by the prescribed date as set out by the University each session. Recipients of the Award are responsible for the costs of books, study materials, accommodation and all other costs of study.

How to apply

Click 'Apply now' at the top of this page to access the application form

Further information

The selection panel might conduct interviews in February/March as part of the selection process.