AUT Law School’s top academic talent were honoured at the 2018 awards evening. The awards event, attended by AUT staff and students alongside members of the wider legal community, is an occasion to formally recognise the efforts of AUT’s successful students, says AUT Law School dean, Professor Charles Rickett.
“The School of Law is first and foremost a place which values academic achievement and seeks to promote critical approaches to the understanding and advancement of law in our society and beyond.
“The annual awards night gives us all an opportunity to celebrate, within that wider context, the achievements of our leading students, which achievements are truly outstanding.
“We celebrate also our having links with so many very generous sponsors, who make it possible for us to award such an impressive array of prizes,” says Professor Rickett.
Guest speaker and Maori Legal Issues category sponsor, Evolution Law director Tamina Cunningham-Adams, passed on advice to the assembled students, although admitted she didn’t consider herself “long toothed, wise, or of legal druid status like Dean Rickett”.
“While I may not be wise or distinguished, I am agile. I am resourceful.
“My skills live in a hypothetical tool box. I have hypothetical sledge hammers for smashing through ‘glass ceilings’, scalpels for precision work with difficult people, screwdrivers for those who try to screw me, and big spanners for those loose nuts,” says Tamina.
Congratulations to all the students recognised in the 2018 awards.
Law School Prize for the student with the best marks in Part I law papers: David Keogh
The College of Law New Zealand Prize for the best Part I student - South Campus: David Keogh
Dean’s List - for the top student in:
Legal System: Stella Gu
Constitutional Law: Ryan Marsich
Legal Reasoning and Writing: David Keogh
LexisNexis Prize for the student with the best marks in Part ll law papers: Tessa Whale
Chapman Tripp prize for Law of Contract and the Law of Torts: Tessa Whale
Baldwins Intellectual Property Prize: Rhiannon Stannard
Thomson Reuters prize in Property Law (Real Property): Tessa Whale
LexisNexis prize in Public Law: Sheri Patel
The Private Office Prize for Top Student in Private Law: Tessa Whale
Dean’s List - for the top student in:
Judicial Review of Administrative Action: Irina Saetkhanova
Law of Contract: Livvy Mitchell
Law of Torts: Tessa Whale
Law School prize in Criminal Law: Mina Kiryakos
Thomson Reuters prize for Sale of Land: Melanie Forsman
SBM Legal prize for Employment Law: Peter Ko
Evolution Lawyers prize for Maori Legal Issues: Drisana Sheely
Cambridge Press prize for Youth Justice: Mereana Te Whata
Dean’s List for the top student in:
ACC Law: James Cartwright
Clinical Legal Education (joint award): Connie Minett and Sheri Patel
Commercial Criminal Law: Mark Batly
Company Law: Mari Theron
Family Law: Rupert Dash
Health and Safety Law: Andre Joubert
Insolvency and Receivership: Alex Bennett
International Commercial Contracts: Jennifer van Rouveroy-Brown
International Environmental Law: John Kyle
Justice (joint award): Jebel Ali and Mark Bayly
Law and Psychiatry: Avril McIntyre
Law of Democracy: James Cartwright
Law of Evidence: James Cartwright
Legal Philosophy: Sanaria Ali
Legislation and Law-making: Natalie Devery
Local Government Law: James Cartwright
Misleading & Deceptive Conduct: Des Small
Problems in Patent Law: Georgia McCormack-Goeth
Refugee and Immigration Law (joint award): Lauren Gamble and Shinei Smith
Remedies in Private Law: Natalie Devery
Resolution Chambers Civil and Commercial Litigation: Amber Kempster
Resolution of Civil Disputes: Pavee Patanasiri
Statutory Interpretation: Olivia Skelton
Anderson Creagh Lai Prize for Personal Property: Tessa Whale
The College of Law New Zealand for the Top Student in Legal Ethics: Megan Grimwood
ETPC NZ’s Prize for Trusts (Estate and Tax Planning Council): Tessa Whale
Prestige Lawyers Prize for the student of Chinese descent with best undergraduate record in the LLB or LLB(Hons): Anson Lin
STEP NZ’s Prize For Trusts (Society of Trustees & Estate Practitioners): Aidan Tattley
The Matt Weber Memorial Prize for Commercial Transactions: Rosie Patrick
Law School Honours Award for the best honours dissertation: Katie Creagh
The Law School Award for second best undergraduate record: Samantha Hamilton
Dean’s Award for the student with the best undergraduate record in the LLB or LLB(Hons): James Cartwright