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John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an approved course of study that is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner in any Australian jurisdiction at or through an Australian tertiary institution.

John Koowarta Scholarship 2024 round 

Applications for the 2024 John Koowarta Scholarship round is now closed. 

If you have any queries about the scholarship or would like to be notified when the next round opens, please send an email to

2024 Recipient

The Law Council of Australia’s 2024 John Koowarta Scholarship has been awarded to University of New South Wales law student, Mr Corey Blyth.

Mr Blyth is a proud Wiradjuri man and is currently in the fourth year of a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Law at the University of NSW, Sydney.

During his studies Mr Blyth has attained outstanding grades and has worked as a legal intern, most recently at the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Additionally, Mr Blyth has been a research assistant, working on social policy projects, tutoring fellow and prospective Indigenous law students at UNSW and volunteering within his local community.

Law Council of Australia President, Mr Luke Murphy, presented the Scholarship to the Mr Blyth at the Law Council of Australia’s Gala Dinner on Friday, 1 December 2023.

You can read the Law Council's media release here

The Law Council had the opportunity to interview Mr Blyth. You can read the interview here


For more information about the Scholarship or to make a tax deductable contribution to the scholarship trust fund, please email


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