Awarded to the LLBHons or JDHons student who achieves the best results in their final honours examination.
The prestigious Supreme Court Judges’ Prize is awarded to the LLBHons or JDHons student who achieves the best results in their final honours examination.
The 2016 recipient, Naomi Wootton, joins the distinguished company of some of the ANU College of Law’s most notable and internationally-regarded alumni. Past winners are national and international leaders in the legal profesion across a diversity of fields from litigation and commercial law to human rights and social justice.
The Supreme Court Judges’ Prize was first awarded in 1967 to Bruce Donald AM, who went on to study at Harvard University under a Harkness Fellowship. He has practised law for over 45 years in commercial, public, media and environmental law, rising to Partner with two leading commercial law firms and co-authoring Trade Practices Law with the Hon JD Heydon.
The list of distinguished recipients has since grown to include Federal Court of Australia Judge, Justice John Griffiths (1974); internationally-renowned tort and legal reasoning expert Professor Jane Stapleton (1980); Dr Anne-Marie Devereux (1991) who coordinated Australia’s first Universal Periodic Review appearance before the Human Rights Council; Canberra barrister and President of the ACT Women Lawyers Association Prue Bindon (2001) and ANU College of Law lecturer Pauline Bomball (2010) whom Naomi considered one of her mentors at the law school.