Norman M. O'Bryan Scholarship

Family, friends and former colleagues of The Honourable Justice Norman M. O'Bryan have committed to working with Melbourne Law School to memorialise Justice O'Bryan by raising funds for the purpose of establishing one or more scholarships for students enrolled in the Melbourne JD. Justice O'Bryan studied law at the University, served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 1977-1992 and contributed enormously to the law, especially in the area of commercial disputes, throughout a magnificent career.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $30,000

Applicable study areas

Law, legal studies and criminology

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Have applied for and received admission to the Melbourne Juris Doctor in the upcoming intake; and
    • Have applied through Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) under the 'Disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances' category:
      • Applicants must satisfy GAM eligibility criteria; and
      • Juris Doctor applicants must supplement their application by completing the Disadvantaged Socio-economic Circumstances Supplementary Form, which includes an additional 750-word statement, and income and expenses summaries.
      • Applicants must substantiate their claims with relevant, third-party verified documentation such as pay slips, Centrelink statements, etc.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship is awarded on the basis of both academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful recipients will receive an outcome by the end of November.

What are the benefits?

$10,000 per year over three years (total $30,000).

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.