Melbourne JD graduate wins Chief Justice Medal

9 June 2014

Amy Frew (Melbourne JD 2013) has been awarded the 2014 Chief Justice’s Medal for Excellence and Community Service. The medal is offered to one Victorian law student each year who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to community services.

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Amy was presented with the medal at the Law School Awards Ceremony last month, and says it is an excellent finale to her Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School .
“I am proud to be recognised for what I see as the most important element of my time at Melbourne Law School: the connections between my studies and the volunteer work I did with Community Legal Centres and Victoria Legal Aid,” says Amy.
Amy has shown throughout her studies a dedication to public interest and administrative law. “I wanted to become a lawyer to directly work with people who, for whatever reason, were having a difficult time in life and needed assistance. I also wanted to be part of a movement that works towards social change to improve people’s lives,” says Amy.
In 2013 Amy was awarded the Dreamlarge Student Engagement Grant by the University of Melbourne to develop the Police Accountability Project website in partnership with the Flemington Community Legal Centre.
Since its conception in 2004, the Chief Justice Medal has been awarded to six Melbourne Law School . Amy is the first JD graduate to receive the award.

Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor Program

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 3 years (standard course structure); 2 or 2.5 years (accelerated course structure)
Application deadline: July 11, 2014

Entry Requirements

Melbourne JD applicants must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; and
  • completed the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

The Melbourne JD has three selection criteria:

  1. Academic results achieved in previous tertiary studies
  2. The LSAT score
  3. The applicant’s personal statement

Application Timeline

Round 1
JD Application Deadline: July 11, 2014
Latest LSAT sitting to apply in this round: June 29, 2014
Applicants applying in Round 1 will be notified of the outcome of their application by August 27, 2014.
Round 2
JD Application Deadline: September 5, 2014
Latest LSAT sitting to apply in this round: October 5, 2014
Applicants applying in Round 2 will be notified of the outcome of their application by November 27, 2014.

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