Law student secures scholarship


Eroni Lili, a final-year law student from the University of Papua New Guinea, has secured a scholarship from international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
Lili, is the third recipient in the law firm’s annual PNG legal scholarship programme.
The scholarship was launched in 2017 to support law students who have shown commitment to their undergraduate studies.
The candidates were required to submit an essay, a curriculum vitae and their updated transcript where they were judged on how well they address the topic of the essay and demonstrated Norton Rose Fulbright’s business principles of quality, unity and integrity.
Lili’s submission stood out from the other competitive essays.
Lili will receive up to K10,000 in payments and reimbursements for major costs related to his legal studies in his final year of study as part of the scholarship.
In addition to the scholarship, the judging committee also decided to award two “highly commended” prizes, which was a discretionary award that is only made when the quality of the applications warrants it.
Eraoa Lahui Ronuc and George Kult have been named the recipients of this year’s “highly commended” awards, which include a payment of K1000.
Norton Rose Fulbright PNG Principal Karo Lelai said the judging committee was impressed by the quality of the submission
received for this year’s scholarship.
Lelai said five other students were shortlisted as they also demonstrated a strong commitment to their studies in law.
“The scholarship is in its third year and we are pleased to see the increasing calibre of the applicants and their deep understanding and well-thought analysis of the essay topic.”
Norton Rose Fulbright is the second largest law firm in the United States and one of the ten largest in the world, by both lawyers and revenue.

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