A special scholarship in honour of Dr Vanessa Goodwin has opened with undergraduates at the University of Tasmania encouraged to apply.

The scholarship is targeted at students with a demonstrated interest in law reform, as part of a partnership between the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania.

Vanessa was herself an exceptional student, completing a Doctorate in Criminology, and was highly respected by the legal profession and the broader community for her dedication to law reform, particularly prisoner rehabilitation.

Vanessa’s passion for law reform and social justice underpins the focus of the scholarship, which includes a research internship with the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, and is a fitting tribute to her legacy.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is proud to support the scholarship with a $60,000 contribution, which will help nurture the next generation of legal minds in Tasmania.

More information can be found at https://info.scholarships.utas.edu.au/AwardsAZ.aspx

Elise Archer, Attorney-General