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QLS prize marks an exciting end

QUT law student Georgia Haigh was presented her award by QLS Principal Ethics Solicitor Stafford Shepherd.

Receiving a Queensland Law Society-sponsored prize has been an exciting conclusion to study at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for Georgia Haigh.

Georgia was one of 21 law students who received awards at a ceremony at QUT earlier this month, when she collected the prize for best performer in the third year unit Ethics and the Legal Profession.

In her final semester of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Business (Human Resources), she said she was particularly excited to receive the prize because ethics extended to every legal speciality.

“I enjoyed the study of ethics because it developed my understanding of how the conduct of legal practitioners directly impacts the public confidence in the profession and more broadly, in the administration of justice,” she said.

Working as a law undergraduate at the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has sparked a passion for the construction and major projects sector, where Georgia hopes she can build a career.

The prize was presented by QLS Principal Ethics Solicitor Stafford Shepherd.

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Professor Cameron Newton, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business and Law at QUT, said the awards, sponsored by corporate partners and philanthropic donors, were a great way for organisations and individuals to help law students, while gaining access to the next generation of lawyers.

“Student award recipients value and benefit from the recognition, as well as the opportunity to engage with industry,” he said.

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