2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Law at UNSW. Help us plan for 50 more years by making a tax-deductible gift to the Law Endowment to build on our history of success in research and scholarship. The Law Endowment creates opportunity for the Faculty to take risks and build a better faculty. Make a gift here: Law Endowed Fund.

This year also marks the 40th anniversary for two centres at UNSW Law & Justice: Indigenous Law Centre and Kingsford Legal Centre.

Indigenous Law Centre is the peak research and advocacy body for the intersection of Law and Indigenous rights. You can give to support this work here: Indigenous Law Centre.

Kingsford Legal Centre works directly with the local community surrounding the UNSW campus to provide pro bono and subsidised legal support. You can support their work here: Kingsford Legal Centre.


During the anniversary, a key focus of the faculty is supporting students in need and to increase diversity in the sector. The Faculty of Law & Justice is matching gifts to these scholarships up to $25,000. The priority scholarships for support this year are:

Hal Wootten 50th Anniversary Scholarship: Named after our founding Dean, this scholarship will support students experiencing adversity or disadvantage, to undertake a degree at UNSW Law & Justice. You can donate to this scholarship here: Hal Wootten 50th Anniversary Scholarship.

Bob Bellear Endowed Residential Scholarship: The scholarship is named in honour of Judge Bob Bellear, alumnus and Australia’s first Indigenous judge. This scholarship is presented in partnership with the Shalom College Gamarada Program. Learn about the origins of the scholarship by clicking here. You can donate to this scholarship here: Bob Bellear Endowed Residential Scholarship.

Vanessa Hardman Scholarship: The scholarship honours the life and achievements of Vanessa Hardman, a UNSW Law alumna and member of the UNSW UK Foundation Board. Established in 2017, the scholarship will help future UNSW Law & Justice students carry on Vanessa’s legacy and embark on a rewarding international career. You can donate to this scholarship here: Vanessa Hardman Scholarship.

If you would like to discuss further options for giving at UNSW Law & Justice, please contact Scott Lyall, Development Manager: s.lyall@unsw.edu.au.

Planned Giving

By leaving a gift in your Will to UNSW Law & Justice, you are investing in its next 50 years, ensuring we continue our leadership in progressive and rigorous legal education and research. Our values continue to ensure we are a place where law meets justice. It is never too early to start thinking about a charitable gift in your Will – as you reflect on the past half century and look forward to the future this is the time to consider creating your own legacy.

For further information contact Janet Hall, Development Manager, Future Giving, j.e.hall@unsw.edu.au.

Find out more 

For more information about how your support can make an impact on our community, please contact our UNSW Law & Justice Development team:  

Kate Meyers, Head of Development, People, Society & Culture
0435 578 953, k.meyers@unsw.edu.au    

Scott Lyall, Development Manager, Law & Justice
0434 305 498, s.lyall@unsw.edu.au 

James Klarner, Development Officer, Arts, Design & Architecture, Business & Law & Justice
0466 844 671, j.klarner@unsw.edu.au                                   

Eden Tollis, Development Coordinator, People, Society & Culture

Tax information

A gift of any size makes a difference to UNSW Law & Justice. Donations of more than $2 are tax-deductible in Australia for Australian taxpayers.