The Australian Government and Rio Tinto are once again offering two scholarships to lawyers currently working or interested in working at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) or Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs). Successful candidates will undertake a one-year Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee and must commit to work within an NTRB or NTSP for a minimum period of two years upon their return.
Candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and reside in Australia and there is no age restriction for applicants. FaHCSIA also provides an additional AU$15,000 towards the living expenses of those recipients of the scholarship who are working within the NTRB system at the time they receive the scholarship.
Applications open from Monday, 22 February through to Friday, 19 March, 2010. Online applications will be open from Monday, 16 February through to Friday, 20 March 2010.
For further information on the LLM in Mineral Law and Policy Program please visit the University of Dundee's web site. The program commences in September 2010.
19 February 2010