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Law Excellence Awarded

5 Jun 2015
Mr David O’Brien    

The TC Beirne School of Law Annual Awards Ceremony was held on 20 May 2015.  This event has become an important tradition for the school to acknowledge it’s fine students, the quality of the teaching staff and the significant contribution made by it’s stakeholders who generously contribute each year to make the awards for academic excellence possible.

This year Mr David O’Brien, Partner at Minter Ellison spoke to the audience of students, law school academics and the legal community. David O’Brien is recognised as a leading corporate and financial litigator with more than 30 years’ experience in the field. He heads Minter Ellison’s Corporate and Financial Litigation and Insolvency practice in Queensland. Having been involved in more than 100 reported cases, he is experienced in both substantive and procedural law and is the author of leading texts on appellate law and practice.

Dean of Law, Professor Sarah Derrington said "it is the most important event in the Law School's calendar when we celebrate the excellence of our students and of our teaching staff". 

The following awards were presented:

Teaching Award Recipients
‘Inspired me to learn’ award for teaching excellence in an undergraduate compulsory course Mr Russell Hinchy
Teaching excellence in an undergraduate compulsory course Ms Karen Fairweather
Teaching excellence in a large undergraduate elective course Associate Professor Peter Billings
Teaching excellence in a small undergraduate elective course Associate Professor Jonathan Crowe
Teaching excellence in a postgraduate course Associate Professor Ann Black
Teaching excellence in tutorials Mr Tim Thomas
Student Law Prizes Recipients

The Allan Robb Memorial Prize
Ms Marissa Chesher
The Allens Prize in Company Law Mr Lachlan Campbell
The Allens Prize for Overall Excellence Mr Lachlan Campbell
The Andrea Bowler Memorial Prize for Family Law Ms Kate Gover
The Ashurst Prize in Labour Law Mr Sean Purdon
Australian Taxation Office Prize in Tax Law Mr Khyai Yarn Ng
The Australian Taxation Reporter Prize Mr William Whittle
The Corrs Chambers Westgarth Pr izes – Prize 2 Mr Damon Hatchett
The David Leeder Davies Prize in Trade Practices Law Mr Damon Hatchett
The Dr M.H.M. Kidwai Memorial Prize Mr Mohammud Hafeez-Baig
The Family Law Practitioners’ Association Qld Prize in Family Law Ms Kate Ah Shay
The Gadens Prize for the Law of Remedies – multiple winners Mr Jonathon Black
Ms Lauren Browne
Ms Amelia Burnett
Mrs Sophie Underwood
The Herbert Smith Freehills Prize in Law Mr Mohammud Hafeez-Baig
The Howden Saggers Lawyers Prize in Criminal Procedure Mr Alexander Burrell
The John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Law Ms Priscilla Mackay
The Kay Young Memorial Prize Dr Zali Brookes
The Maria De Donatis Memorial Prize in Corporate Law Ms Stephanie Derrington
The McCullough Robertson Prizes – Prize 1 Mr Mohammud Hafeez-Baig
The McCullough Robertson Prizes – Prize 2 Mr Jordan English
The McInnes Wilson Lawyers Prize in Administrative and Public Law Ms Rebecca Morrison
The Minter Ellison Prize in Law Ms Priscilla Mackay
Owen Fletcher Postgraduate Research Publications Award Ms Kellie Robson
The R.J. Bulley 1960 Prize Ms Rebekah Oldfield
The Robertson O’Gorman Prizes in Criminal Law – Prize 1 Ms Molly Thomas
The Robertson O’Gorman Prizes in Criminal Law – Prize 2 Mr Damian Maher
The Ross Anderson Memorial Prize Mr Mohammud Hafeez-Baig
The Ruthning Memorial Scholarship 2014 Ms Rebekah Stuart
The Tax Institute Prizes in Law – Prize 1 Mr William Whittle
The Tax Institute Prizes in Law – Prize 2 Mr Thomas Rittson
The Tax Institute Prizes in Law – Prize 3 Mr Clinton Leung
Dr Thea Voogt
The Thomas William McCawley Memorial Prize – multiple winners Mr Sean Purdon
Mr Jordan Haworth
Mr Zak Worrall
Una Prentice Award Ms Priscilla Mackay
The University of Queensland Law Society Medal for Outstanding Achievement Mr Joshua Underwood
The Virgil Power Prize Ms Priscilla Mackay
The Walter Harrison Prizes – Prize 1 Ms Marissa Chesher
The Walter Harrison Prizes – Prize 2 Mr Rhys Denovan
Law School Valedictorians
July 2014 Ceremony Ms Claire Morris
December 2014 Ceremony Mrs Sophie Underwood

 

Scholarships were also awarded to students based on academic merit, the requirement for financial assistance and an expressed interest in the law:

TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship (LLB) Mr Samuel Hickey
Mr Sorakthun Ly
Mr Matthew Tsai
The McCullough Robertson Law Scholarship for Indigenous Students Mr Nicholas Frazer
Ms Mollie O’Connor

 

View images from the evening.

View Mr David O’Brien speech.

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