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2016 UQ Una Prentice Award announced

5 May 2016

We congratulate Georgia Williams as the UQ Law School winner of the 2016 Una Prentice Award. Georgia achieved the highest GPA (6.815) among the women in her year of study at the UQ TC Beirne School of Law.

Chloe Bennett, Georgia Williams, Professor Jennifer Corrin and Jocelyn Bosse
Chloe Bennett, Georgia Williams, Professor Jennifer Corrin and Jocelyn Bosse

The Women Lawyers Association Queensland Una Prentice Award is supported by the College of Law and recognises the achievements of women at universities across Queensland. The award is named after Una Prentice who was the first woman to graduate from the Faculty of Law at The University of Queensland in 1938. The Una Prentice Award is funded by the generous bequest of Ms Prentice, and each year WLAQ honours and celebrates her memory by recognising the achievements of the highest graduating female law student at each of the law schools across Queensland. The award is supported by the College of Law as an ongoing sponsor.

Kara Cook of Cook Legal, current Vice-President of Queensland Law Society and previous WLAQ Young Lawyer of the Year Award provided an inspiring address and reinforced the message of support among peers as students’ transition from university to the legal profession.

Georgia Williams and other Una Prentice Award recipients with the Honourable Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of Queensland and Noela L’Estrange (WLAQ Honorary Member)
Georgia Williams and other Una Prentice Award recipients with the Honourable Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of Queensland and Noela L’Estrange (WLAQ Honorary Member)

The Una Prentice Awards for 2015, were awarded to:

  • Georgia Williams | University of Queensland
  • Ashley Rooney | Bond University
  • Tabetha Hilliard | Central Queensland University
  • Shae-Lee Hourigan | Griffith University
  • Grace O'Connor | James Cook University
  • Natasha Gromof | Queensland University of Technology
  • Louise Hill | University of Southern Queensland

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