Encouraging law students who are committed to social justice

Jack Goldring was a man motivated by social justice, an educator and leader in the university sector, a distinguished law reformer, and a highly regarded judge of the District Court of NSW. He created a young and dynamic law school according to who he was as a leader and his foresight for the type of legal industry leaders he felt society would need in the future.

Jack Goldring was a man motivated by social justice, an educator and leader in the university sector, a distinguished law reformer, and a highly regarded judge of the District Court of NSW.  He created a young and dynamic law school according to who he was as a leader and his foresight for the type of legal industry leaders he felt society would need in the future.

Jack Goldring placed social justice at the heart of students’ learning. Over the last three decades the University of Wollongong’s School of Law has built on his legacy. It has grown into a reputable law school and is known for excellence in research. With your support, we will ensure the legacy of Jack Goldring continues to positively impact the University and its students.

The challenge

The School of Law established the Jack Golding Memorial Scholarship to pay tribute to his contribution to law and justice, to legal education and reform. The scholarship is awarded to a final year student who demonstrates his same passion for social justice.

In order to offer this scholarship on a permanent basis we must secure enough funds to endow the scholarship.

“I think Jack Goldring’s legacy has been passed on to every student that studies law at UOW. The School of Law has been shaped by Jack’s passion for social justice, law reform, and by his progressive views on education and pedagogy. This can be seen in the unique way the degree is taught at UOW, and the sorts of questions we’re encouraged to pursue. I, like my peers, was fortunate enough to benefit from all of these traits of Jack’s legacy throughout my degree. It’s a law school that isn’t afraid to break with tradition where appropriate, and that ability to critically reflect on law and society is what I think I’ve taken away from my education.”

Nathan Johnston, Jack Goldring Scholar, 2014

Our response

Those who knew Jack Goldring and who are committed to social justice come together each year to the University’s Goldring Lecture series to honour his legacy.

In conjunction with the Goldring Lecture, the UOW School of Law awards an annual $10,000 Jack Goldring Memorial Scholarship to a student who combines academic excellence with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

Our opportunity

Through your support we will be able to offer the Jack Goldring Memorial Scholarship on an ongoing basis. We will continue his legacy through ambitious students with a passion for making a difference through education, advocacy, and access to justice, public policy and law reform.

The impact

Help us graduate strong leaders who are passionate about social justice

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