Nyland and Caruso Prize

The Nyland and Caruso Prize for Meritorious Performance in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

The prize was established by donations from the Hon Margaret Nyland AM and 2016 Law Society President, Mr David Caruso.

The number and value of prizes awarded in any one year will be at the discretion of the selection panel.

    1. The prize shall be called "The Nyland and Caruso Prize for meritorious performance in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice".
    2. The value of the prize per recipient will be no more than $1,500, there will be no more than 3 recipients in any year and the total value of the prizes will be no more than $1,500, or such other amount as the University shall determine.
    3. Any student wishing to be considered for the prize must be a graduate of the Adelaide Law School, be enrolled in at least 12 units of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in the year in whey they apply, have successfully completed the Foundations of the GDLP (or equivalent) and one other GDLP course and must not have previously been awarded this prize.
    4. Applicants must submit a written application demonstrating sufficient academic merit and one or more of the other selection criteria (refer point 6).
    5. The selection of successful candidate(s) will be at the absolute discretion of the selection panel.
    6. Particular regard will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, be from a cultural background under-represented in the legal profession in South Australia, or have a disability.
    7. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in any given year the prize will not be awarded. If there is more than one candidate of sufficient merit, multiple prizes may be awarded.
    8. The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University's legal obligations and policies.

Read about the Prize on the University of Adelaide website.