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  Judge Ralph J Perdriau Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Common Law

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  Dr Law Postgraduate  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Laws (LLM) by Research within the Sydney Law School
  • be willing to conduct research in common law
  • hold at least one of the following degrees:
  • a Bachelor of Laws (Honours First Class) or equivalent, or
  •  a Master of Laws by Research, or
  • a Master of Laws by Coursework including a research component equivalent to 25% of one year’s full-time enrolment
  • a degree in Law together with research and/or professional experience deemed to be equivalent to first class honours.


Established by a bequest, this Scholarship is in memory of alumnus Judge Ralph J Perdriau (LLB 1919) who drafted the Workers' Compensation Bill in 1925 which was enacted by the NSW Parliament in 1926. Judge Perdriau was appointed as the inaugural Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission in 1926 and retired in 1951.

This Scholarship is intended to support higher degree by research students in the University of Sydney Law School who are researching in common law.

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Funding Notes

Up to $50,000 AUD per annum (up to 3.5 years) in stipend, tuition fees covered.