Giving to MLS

"We seek your support for the students who will be future leaders both within and beyond the legal profession; for the faculty whose scholarship, research and teaching shape our understanding of the law; and for the innovative programs through which our staff and students put knowledge to work in the service of society."
Carolyn Evans, Dean, Melbourne Law School

Lend your support to one or more of these areas:

Cheryl Saunders Scholarship 

Named for Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO (BA 1966 Arts, LLB(Hons) 1966, PhD Law 1976), the Cheryl Saunders Scholarship supports Melbourne Law School students demonstrating financial need and academic merit. Giving to the Cheryl Saunders Scholarship helps these talented students flourish while celebrating Professor Saunders’ magnificent contributions to legal education and constitutional law.

Melbourne Law School's Highest Priorities 

Making an unrestricted gift to Melbourne Law School helps us fulfil our highest-priority tasks.

The Law Library

The Law Library has one of the finest legal collections in Australia, including rare books and extensive online resources. Making a gift to the Law Library helps support student study needs while maintaining the highest-quality and most up-to-date legal resources available.

Malcolm D H Smith Scholarship

Melbourne Law School alumnus Professor Malcolm D H Smith (LLB (Hons) 1968, LLM 1972) was a leading international figure in Asian legal studies and the Founding Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne. The Malcolm DH Smith Memorial Scholarship was established to remember Professor Smith and his exceptional contribution to Asian legal studies.

Melbourne University Law School Foundation

The Foundation exists for the promotion of excellence in education, study, teaching and research at Melbourne Law School. Donations to the Foundation are an investment in Melbourne’s future, strengthening our standing one of the world’s top law schools committed to world-leading legal teaching and research.

Daniel B Wright Scholarship

Family and friends of Dan Wright generously created this scholarship in 2016 to memorialise Dan Wright, who passed away shortly after commencing his second semester of the Juris Doctor in 2012. The Daniel B Wright Scholarship will reward Juris Doctor students who have demonstrated excellence in one or more subjects in the field of public law, in accordance with Dan’s passionate interest in human rights, refugee law and international law.

Norman M O'Bryan Scholarship

Family, friends and former colleagues of The Honourable Justice Norman M O'Bryan (LLB 1953) have committed to working with Melbourne Law School to raise funds for the purpose of establishing one or more scholarships for students enrolled in the Melbourne JD. Giving to this new scholarship will help support students who have demonstrated high academic merit and financial need.

You may split your gift between multiple areas by choosing the "Select one or more purposes to support Melbourne Law School" option on the giving form.

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The impact of your giving

Read about the impact your gift can have on our students:

  • Shawn Rajanayagam

    JD Student

    2014 Recipient
    Justice Kenneth Hayne

  • Julia Freidgeim

    JD Student

    2014 Recipient
    Joan Rosanove QC
    Memorial Prize

  • Jason Goliszek

    JD Student

    2014 Recipient
    Raynes Dickson Memorial