Latest winner of prestigious Law Bursary named

John Bateman, Eugenia Kim and Michael Battersby.
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Penrith High School’s Eugenia Kim has won this year’s Bateman Battersby Law Bursary.

Eugenia completed the Higher School Certificate in 2020 achieving an ATAR of 99.65 and has been admitted to the University of Sydney to study for a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degree.

The Bateman Battersby Law Bursary has been conducted for over 30 years.

It was instigated by the partners of Penrith legal firm Bateman Battersby Lawyers to encourage high school students in the Penrith and Blue Mountains Local Government Areas to undertake legal studies at a tertiary level.

Many of the previous Bursary winners have gone on to achieve great success in practising law in a variety of fields, working in high level management positions in both the private and public sectors and teaching law at Universities both in Australia and overseas.

These include:

• 1991 winner Paul Salisbury, who also won the University of Sydney Law Medal and has enjoyed a distinguished career with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

• Dr Wayne Courtney (1993) who has taught Law at both the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne and is currently Professor of Contract and Commercial Law at the National University of Singapore.

• Melinda Roylett (1997) formerly the head of Small and Medium Business for PayPal in Europe and currently the Head of Small and Medium Business at Afterpay.

• Dr Kristin Van Zwieten (1999) a UNSW Law Medal winner and currently the Clifford Chance Associate Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Oxford.

• Alicia Back (2006) a UTS Law Medal Winner who has worked for global legal firms in both Sydney and London; and

• Jacqueline Edwards (2008) currently the Assistant Parliamentary Counsel at the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office.

As the 31st winner of the award, Eugenia was presented with the Bateman Battersby Bursary trophy and a cheque for $1,000 to assist her in her initial year of legal study by firm partners
John Bateman and Michael Battersby.

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