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.

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

This page was last updated on March 12, 2015