International Law

Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law

NEWS: Please note the Menzies Foundation will not be opening any scholarships in 2017. We'd encourage you to read the story 'New Leaders, New Focus', for more news on the change of focus for the Foundation.

The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law will open again in 2018 following a review of the criteria and prospectus.

We'd encourage you to keep checking back for updates on our work.

The international law scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2014. Sir Ninian Stephen was Chairman of the Menzies Foundation from 1992 to 1998. The co-named scholarship recognises Sir Ninian's eminence and contributions to Australian and international law and governance as a lawyer, High Court judge, international jurist and Governor-General.

The scholarship is jointly funded by the Menzies Foundation and the Commonwealth Government.

Applications for study in 2017 are now closed.


The recipient of the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law for 2017 is Mr Lyndon Goddard. 

Lyndon Goddard

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Lyndon Goddard has been awarded the 2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law for his outstanding academic record, including several Dean’s awards and voted as the 7th best Oralist in the world in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Lyndon graduated second in his class of 200 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Studies in 2013. He has volunteered at a community centre for disadvantaged high school students and was heavily involved with the UNSW Law Society and NSW chapter of GivingWhatWeCan, which evaluates the efficiency of charities.

Lyndon was awarded the scholarship to complete a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge.