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UQ takes biggest cut of shortlist for rising stars

UQ takes biggest cut of shortlist for rising stars

Students from the University of Queensland make up the biggest portion of emerging legal talent, with three of the eight finalists for the 2016 Law Student of the Year award hailing from the sunshine state.

The finalists for the 16th annual Australian Law Awards were announced last week, with eight students selected for the highly competitive Law Student of the Year category.

The crème de la crème of Australia’s law students this year came mostly from the University of Queensland (UQ).

More than a third of the finalists for Law Student of the Year in the 2016 Australian Law Awards are listed on the UQ graduate roll. They are Camille Boileau, Jordan English and Milan Gandhi.

The finalists for the award are either current students or students who graduated in the last year.

The Law Student of the Year category recognises the academic, community and legal achievements of undergraduates. This year’s finalists also include talented students from NSW, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT.

Two finalists have studied in New South Wales: Luca Credentino from Macquarie University and Taylor MacDonald from Western Sydney University.

Anna Belgiorno-Nettis from the Universty of Melbourne, Shauna Roeger from the University of Adelaide and Naomi Wootton from ANU are also among the top eight Australian law students in 2016.

This year’s Australian Law Awards finalists were selected from a record number of submissions across 30 different categories. A list of high-profile judges have now been tasked with selecting a winner for each category.

The winners of the 16th annual Australian Law Awards will be revealed at a gala dinner on Friday 2 September, 2016 at Sydney’s Four Points by Sheraton – tickets are now on sale.


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