PCL Lawyers is committed to helping students to grow and achieve success in their legal career.
A part of our values is also being pragmatic. Helping our clients who are predominantly small and medium sized businesses (SME) achieve their outcomes. We help our SME clients achieve the best outcomes not only just through a purist legal lens, but by considering their commercial considerations and ramifications.
Together with both ambitions in mind we are seeking to financially assist students who have an interest in working with SMEs whether it is commercial, property, litigation, employment or building and construction.
Successful lawyers who practise in this area have a “commercial understanding”. This is understanding commercial negotiations and pressures business owners face. We hope to encourage students to consider a career in helping SME clients. It is an exciting and challenging “real world” area of law.
We are offering a scholarship to students currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at University in their final or penultimate year.
We are offering two Law Students, with a WAM of 70 or more, a grant of $5,000 to assist them through the final stage of their degree. One grant will be prioritised for a Victorian Student.
PCL Lawyers is a law firm based in the Melbourne CBD. We have achieved success and growth by focussing on our clients needs. We have high standards for the work that we provide and our professionalism of our team.
Our client base is comprised of SMEs, organisations and individuals.
We aim to provide our clients with “Concise Legal Advice and Commercial Understanding”.
As a firm we look to deliver a legal service that is sensitive to the commercial needs of our clients. It is a crucial differentiator of the service we provide and has contributed to the growth of our law firm.
As a result, we look for team members that can relate and are cognisant of clients’ needs and the impact of the legal advice to ensure it is fit for purpose.
We are pleased to offer two $5,000 cash grants to support the studies of two successful applicants this year.
The deadline for applying for the scholarship is April 30, 2022.
The successful applicants must have an interest in pursuing a legal career.
The winner will be chosen in May 2022 and the grant paid prior to May 30, 2022.
Via the form below, submit a 250 word or less response outlining why you are interested in practising law and helping SME clients. Include what you believe makes a lawyer successful in this practice area. A short note of any personal or financial hardship should also be included if applicable (but is not required).
Applicants must be currently enrolled and studying at an Australian University this calendar year.
As an Applicant you must:
We also promote our grant recipients through social media and other online events and as a part of your application you agree for your name and photo to be used for such purposes.
We thank all the applicants of the 2022 Legal Scholarship and announce the winners:
Studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Law at University of New South Wales
In his final year of study of Bachelor of Laws Honours at University of Technology in Sydney
We wish both students all their very best for their studies and hope they become valuable contributors to the legal profession in the future.
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