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Santow Scholarship

The Santow Scholarship is offered by the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (‘BLS”). It was awarded for the first time in 2014 and commemorates The Hon Kim Santow AO who was a former Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and prior to that a leading corporations law practitioner at Freehills, now known as Herbert Smith Freehills.

The Santow Scholarship is aimed at persons at a junior stage of their career in Australia, whether it be as a practising lawyer, academic or member of the public service or corporate sector. Applicants should have no more than four years’ experience in the field of corporations law.

The Hon. Kim Santow

This scholarship recognises that The Hon Kim Santow 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 2017 round

Entries for the Scholarship are now closed.



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