The Victorian Christian Legal Society recognises that the cost of doing a law degree can be burdensome for many law students.

Through the generosity of its practitioner members, the Society offers a book subsidy of $350 for one student each financial year to assist with the purchase of new or secondhand textbooks for his/her legal studies.

Who is eligible to apply for the book subsidy?

To be eligible for the subsidy, you must be:

  • A current student member of the Victorian Christian Legal Society;
  • Currently studying law at LLB or JD level at a university in Victoria;
  • In receipt of an income-tested pension, benefit or allowance (please note that proof of this will be required at a later stage);
  • Currently a regular attendee of a Christian church in Victoria.

How does the subsidy scheme work?

Provision of the subsidy to successful applicants is conditional upon the applicant supplying proof that they are in receipt of an income-tested pension, benefit or allowance.

The subsidy may only be used for the purchase of books that are on the reading list for a subject the student is taking as part of their degree.

Successful applicants must provide a copy of their reading list and proof of purchase for the relevant books. Students will then be reimbursed for the cost of the books, up to a maximum of $350.

Apply for the book subsidy

To apply, please fill out the form below and click “submit”.

Your application will be treated with the strictest confidence and your details will be used only by members of the Committee.

Please note that proof of eligibility will be required at a later stage as a condition of participating in this scheme.