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Santow Scholarship

The Santow Scholarship is offered by the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (BLS) for papers on a topic in the field of corporations law. Offered for the first time in 2014, it commemorates the Hon Kim Santow AO, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and prior to that a leading corporations law practitioner at Freehills.

About This scholarship recognises that the Hon Kim Santow AO played a central role in developing and mentoring the careers of many young lawyers and was always concerned to ensure that he gave younger lawyers the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their talents.

Having made his name in corporate law as a partner of Freehills and contributor to academe through both articles and teaching, Kim was only the second solicitor to become a NSW Supreme Court Judge when he was appointed in 1993. He then served on the Court of Appeal from 2002 to 2007. During his distinguished time on the bench, he wrote many of the leading judgments on corporations law matters.

Kim was an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chancellor of University of Sydney from 2001 to 2009 and a visiting scholar at Harvard and Cornell universities and at Lincoln’s Inn in London. Although he had a long list of impressive achievements, he is perhaps best remembered for the combination of his powerful intellect with humanity and generosity of spirit.

Santow Scholarship 2021 round

The 2021 round for the Santow Scholarship is now closed.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted on an official application form. Please submit applications to

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact the BLS Administrator, Jessica Morrow via email or phone 02 6246 3737.

Previous winners

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