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Young scholars win law scholarships


Zoe Satherley
21 May 2009
Outstanding young scholars studying law at Southern Cross University are benefitting from a scholarship scheme sponsored by the Far North Coast Law Society.

This month, five first-year law students – who all attended high school in the Northern Rivers region, were recipients of scholarships worth a total of $20,000.

The students were presented with their scholarship certificates and cheques by Clarissa Huegill, president of the Far North Coast Law Society, who said she was delighted that local lawyers were able to directly contribute to fostering the region’s young legal talent.

“We are also very pleased to able to continue to develop our strong relationship with Southern Cross University’s School of Law and Justice which is extremely well regarded for the quality of its graduates,” she said.

“This is an important partnership which will deliver real benefits to not just the students by helping with their academic costs, but hopefully also to the local community, as some of these students may look for employment with local law firms after they graduate.”

Head of the School of Law and Justice, Professor Bee Chen Goh, said she was grateful to the Far North Coast Law Society for the continuing scholarship support to regional students which would bring long term benefits, and appreciative of the close professional ties forged between the School and the Far North Coast Law Society.

Scholarship recipients were Jessica Vandenberg, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws; Janeve Collis, Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws; Jacob Heffernan, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Laws; Liam Cheffins, Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies/Bachelor of Laws; Alexandria Utting, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws.

Photo: Three of the five Northern Rivers law scholarship recipients, from left: Jacob Heffernan, of Lismore, Jessica Vandenberg, of Casino, and Liam Cheffins, of Lismore, with Clarissa Huegill, president of the Far North Coast Law Society.