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John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an approved course of study that is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner in any Australian jurisdiction at or through an Australian tertiary institution.

John Koowarta Scholarship 2022 round 

Applications for the 2022 scholarship round is now closed.

If you have any queries about the scholarship, or would like to be notified when the next round opens please send an email to

2020 Recipient 

The Law Council of Australia’s 2020 John Koowarta Scholarship has been awarded to University of Western Australia law student, Sophie Coffin.

Sophie is a proud Ngangumarta/Yindjibarndi woman from Port Hedland WA and is currently finishing her Juris Doctor. Her passion for human rights, social justice and intellectual property informs her aspiration for a career in the protection of the intellectual property rights of Aboriginal artists in Western Australia.

Law Council of Australia President, Pauline Wright, presented the scholarship to Ms Coffin and said Ms Coffin is an exceptional, intelligent and hardworking young woman who cares deeply about her community and her Aboriginal heritage.

You can read the Law Council's media release here





For more information about the Scholarship or to make a tax deductable contribution to the scholarship trust fund, please email


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