Catherine Bladen had a very successful final year. She was awarded the ACT Women Lawyers’ Association Prize for Law Studies; the George Knowles Memorial Prize; the Dean’s Juris Doctor Prize; and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and Australian Government Solicitor Prize.
Who has been your most influential academic and why?
Professors Pauline Ridge and James Stellios FAAL were both fantastic lecturers who made dense material enjoyable and accessible. Senior lecturer Pauline Bomball was a first-year lecturer who helped me feel part of the ANU community. Dr Anthony Hopkins turned what could be a dry subject, Evidence Law, into a really engaging one. His advice and diverse career expanded my knowledge of the types of career paths possible, and made me more excited for my future. Dr Skye Saunders was also a fantastic thesis supervisor whose encouragement helped me to back myself in my arguments, and beyond. All these academics go above and beyond for student learning, and made me so grateful I came to ANU.
Read more about Catherine's story and the law prizes she has won here.