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?
The following students have won the award.
Kate Fitzgerald, University of Melbourne
Amy Frew, University of Melbourne
Catherine Eglezos, La Trobe University
Sienna Merope-Synge, University of Melbourne
Hugh Crosthwaite, La Trobe University
Bonnie Renou, Victoria University
Anu Ambikaipalan, Deakin University
Henrietta Zeffert, University of Melbourne
Daniel Matta, Victoria University
Eleanore Fritze, University of Melbourne
Kristen Smith, University of Melbourne
Sanya Reid Smith, University of Melbourne