Born: September 27, 1938
Recruited: Old Scotch FC
Played: 1960 - 1969
Debut Order: 511
First game: Round 12, 1960
Last game: Round 19, 1968
Games: 106
Goals: 115
Guernsey: 37 (1960), 7 (1961-1967)
Premiership: 1961
Night Premiership: 1969
Best & Fairest: 1961, 1963, 1964
Most Brownlow Votes: 1961, 1963
Third Brownlow Medal: 1961
Life Member: 1969
Team of the Century: 2001
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2011

VFL / AFL Honours
State Representative 6

Ian Law was a very competitive footballer, very aggressive, eyes only for the ball and didn’t care whom he knocked over to get it. Law was a rover who followed a coach’s direction without question, being very fast and a good kick on either foot. In the space of less than 100 games he was one of the most effective ever to play for the Hawks winning three Best and Fairest awards, coming third in the Brownlow the year the Club won its first premiership, a real impact player.
He was also an outstanding sportsman representing his State in both football and cricket. At a Club level he introduced the Club magazine HawkTalk in 1968 and was editor for the first two years.
Always interested in sport and the development of sport generally he was instrumental in introducing Gaelic Football, now known as International Rules, first played between Ireland and Australia in 1967. Law was named in Hawthorn’s Team of the Century in 2001.