WEST Leederville law student Isabel Inkster (24) has been awarded the 20th annual Ciara Glennon Memorial Scholarship by WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin at the University of WA yesterday.
“The support of this scholarship will enable me to focus more on my studies while pursuing opportunities that I would otherwise have to forgo,” Ms Inkster, a third-year student said.
The scholarship was set up in 1998 after the alleged murder of Ms Glennon, a law graduate of the university, in 1997.
A full-time law student is selected each year who needs financial help to continue, contributes to community and is active in a field outside of law.
Previous winners include 2003 Rhodes Scholar Ben Gauntlett and 2010 Rhodes Scholar at Large Jessica Panegyres.
Ms Inkster completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the university and is now doing a postgraduate course consisting of a research thesis on climate law, after supporting her studies by working at law firms, book stores and the Fringe World festival.
“Isabel has managed to maintain a strong academic focus on her demanding law studies while juggling two part-time jobs and volunteering to help others, and she is also passionate about the arts, a keen hiker and member of UWA Women’s Football Club,” University of WA senior deputy vice-chancellor Simon Biggs said.
Alleged triple-murderer Bradley Robert Edwards faces a committal hearing for the deaths of Ms Glennon, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer at Perth Magistrates Court on July 25.