Law School recognises its outstanding students and graduates

Notre Dame graduate, Zamaris Saxon, won three awards
at the St Thomas More Law Awards night.

3 June 2015

The University of Notre Dame Australia's School of Law, Fremantle, recognised and celebrated student excellence at its annual St Thomas More Law Awards night on Wednesday 27 May 2015.

Professor Doug Hodgson, Dean of the School of Law, noted that the evening was dedicated to Saint Sir Thomas More, one of England's greatest lawyers, judges, statesmen and saints, who sacrificed his life through his refusal to sign the Act of Supremacy declaring King Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church of England.

"As the Patron Saint of Lawyers, Saint Thomas More provides a permanent example to staff and students of the School, of the values of integrity and honour," Professor Hodgson said.

The evening brought together students and their families, staff and sponsors who, through their generosity and ongoing commitment to the School, enabled the achievements of Law students during the 2014 academic year to be celebrated in a meaningful way.

Following the Mass, prizes were awarded at the ceremony by the sponsors and by The Honourable Justice Robert Mazza, Chair of the Law Advisory Board, Fremantle Campus. A convivial reception concluded the evening where sponsors had the opportunity to talk with the award winners in person.

A standout winner on the night receiving three awards - The Russell-Roberts Prize in Public International Law; The Kott Gunning Prize in Alternative Dispute Resolution; and The Jackson McDonald Prize in Law for Best Fourth-Year Student – was a December 2014 graduate from the School, Zamaris Saxon. Ms Saxon noted at the ceremony that she continues her international focus by currently undertaking a standalone Honours year in Politics and International Relations.

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