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William Ah Ket Scholarship 2023 - Information Session and Q&A

  • 13 Jul 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Livestreamed (Zoom dial-in details to be provided upon registration)


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The William Ah Ket Scholarship Committee warmly invites potential applicants of the William Ah Ket Scholarship (Scholarship) for 2023 to attend an information session and live Q&A on Thursday 13 July 2023 commencing at 5:30 pm (AEST) by livestream.

Attendees will hear from members of the Scholarship Committee, and past winners who will share their insights and tips on how to write a winning paper and their experiences after winning the Scholarship. 

We are pleased to have the following speakers at the event:  

  • William Lye OAM KC, Chair of the Scholarship Committee and Founding Member of the AALA
  • Kelvin Ng, Co-Winner of the 2018 William Ah Ket Scholarship, AALA Victorian Branch President, and Member of the Scholarship Committee
  • Tienyi Long, Winner of the 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship
  • Helen Leung, Winner of the 2022 William Ah Ket Scholarship

Event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST

Mode: Livestreamed (Zoom dial-in details will be provided upon registration)

Cost: Free.

Please register your online attendance for the event by close of business on Wednesday 12 July 2023.

The session will be streamed live with the ability for attendees to ask questions. Attendees are also encouraged to submit their questions via the form accessible here by close of business Tuesday 11 July 2023.

About the Scholarship

The William Ah Ket Scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – seeks to encourage persons at early stages of their legal careers to contribute to the discourse on diversity and inclusion in the law and legal profession.

The winner of the Scholarship will receive $6,000. A further $1,000 prize will be given to two shortlisted entrants.

The Scholarship is an initiative by the AALA and is in its sixth year. It is designed to recognise the historical contribution of William Ah Ket to the legal profession as the first Asian Australian barrister in Australia.

The Scholarship is also supported by law firm Maddocks, as founding sponsor, and the University of Melbourne Law School and the Victorian Bar, as supporting partners.

Papers and the Application Forms for this year’s Scholarship are due by 5 pm AEST Monday 21st August 2023.

For more information about the William Ah Ket Scholarship, please email us at scholarship@aala.org.au or visit our website at https://www.aala.org.au/national-william-ah-ket-scholarship