Law School celebrates excellence at awards ceremony


Professor Michael Quinlan

6 October 2017

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s outstanding Law students were honoured at the University’s annual School of Law Prize Giving event in Sydney last week (Friday, 6 October).

Staff, families and friends gathered at St Benedict’s Church, Broadway, for the awards ceremony in which more than 50 Law students were celebrated for their achievements – both academic and for contribution to student life and community in the 2016 academic year.

Among the winners was Olivia Vallieres, a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts student, who was celebrated as the first student in the history of the School of Law, Sydney, to attain first place in all six units of study. Olivia also earned a ‘Special Prize’ for her commitment to ethics and community service.

Congratulating the students, Dean of the School of Law, Professor Michael Quinlan, said: “The Law degrees that we teach here at Notre Dame are very demanding and to achieve a first place in a unit is a demonstration real commitment to academic endeavours.”

The awards ceremony was followed by the Michael O’Dea Oration, delivered this year by Justice Margaret Beazley, the current Chair of the Law Advisory Board of the School of Law.

A transcipt of the speech by The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley is available.
Click here to view a selection of images from the Prize Giving event.


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