Top Honours for UQ Law Graduates

18 Mar 2014

Two graduates of The University of Queensland Law School have taken the top honours at this year’s College of Law (Queensland) Practical Legal Training Awards.

Bachelor of Commerce / Law graduate Ms Ffion Whaley was awarded the Queensland Law Society Prize for overall excellence, and Ms Corin Morcom, a lawyer with Allens, received The College of Law Queensland Prize for achieving the highest mark in the subject of Professional Responsibility.

UQ Dean of Law Professor Sarah Derrington, with Ffion Whaley and Corin MorcomUQ Dean of Law Professor Sarah Derrington congratulated the winners at the awards presentation on Monday 10 March. 

“I’m both thrilled and delighted that the two highest achieving students in the College of Law program are graduates of the Law School,” Professor Derrington said.

“I am sure the Law School staff will join me in congratulating Corin and Ffion on their outstanding achievements.”

The awards follow accolades bestowed on Ms Whaley and Ms Morcom by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) in 2013.

Ms Whaley, a lawyer with Ashurst, was awarded the WLAQ annual Una Prentice Award of Excellence as UQ's highest graduating female law student in 2012, while Bachelor of Arts / Law graduate Ms Morcom was named WLAQ 2013 Queensland Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year.