About the Chief Justice's Medal for Excellence and Community Service

You may have heard of the Chief Justice’s Medal for Excellence and Community Service. It is an award made by the Chief Justice each year to a graduating Victorian law student who demonstrates academic excellence in their legal studies and a commitment to community service. The foundation is honoured to administer the award on behalf of the Chief Justice.

Who makes the award?

Victoria Law Foundation awards the medal on behalf of the Honourable Chief Justice Warren AC. Nominations are considered by a panel that includes members of the foundation's board and staff, a representative of the Chief Justice and professionals from the community legal sector.

Who can apply?

Applications are not accepted for the award but, rather, we ask each law school in Victoria to nominate one student completing their Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctorate course at the end of each year. Schools are usually contacted in November.

Interested in finding out more?

For more information on the Chief Justice's Medal, contact our Grants Manager on (03) 9604 8144 or email or review the guidelines.

Past winners

The following students have won the award.

2015
Kate Fitzgerald, University of Melbourne

2014
Amy Frew, University of Melbourne

2013
Catherine Eglezos, La Trobe University

2012
Sienna Merope-Synge, University of Melbourne

2011
Hugh Crosthwaite, La Trobe University

2010
Bonnie Renou, Victoria University

2009
Anu Ambikaipalan, Deakin University

2008
Henrietta Zeffert, University of Melbourne

2007
Daniel Matta, Victoria University

2006
Eleanore Fritze, University of Melbourne

2005
Kristen Smith, University of Melbourne

2004
Sanya Reid Smith, University of Melbourne

This page was last updated on March 12, 2015