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Robertson O’Gorman Prize in Criminal Law


(Pictured Dan Rogers, Jordan English, Chief Justice Catherine Holmes
and Professor Peter Høj).

Robertson O’Gorman is a proud sponsor of the University of Queensland Law School. Each year the law school recognises the brightest legal minds through awards to its top performing students.

This week at Customs House, Dan Rogers presented The Robertson O’Gorman Prize in Criminal Law at the UQ Law Awards Ceremony. Robertson O’Gorman sponsors two prizes for students that receive the highest marks in Criminal Law.

The event included a key note address by Chief Justice Catherine Holmes of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Jordan English and Elizaveta Belongogoff won the Robertson O’Gorman prizes.

This year, the law awards were extra special for Robertson O’Gorman as Keilin Anderson, law clerk in our office, received a Pro Bono Centre Award. This is a great achievement as pro bono legal work is an important responsibility for all in our profession.

A full UQ media release can be found here:


The Legal Profession; not just a job

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Two weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking at the Queensland Law Society Awards Night. The night recognised the most recent graduates of the College of Law program; students who are about to be admitted as legal professionals. In my speech, I tried to emphasise that law graduates are extremely lucky and privileged to embark upon a career which can be full of personal reward. The opportunities are endless and your career is whatever you choose to make it. Queensland’s Chief Magistrate, His Honour Judge Rinaudo also spoke about tips he wished he had known during his career as a solicitor.

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In my view, if you want to achieve a truly rewarding career in the law, you will only find this through a broader involvement in the law. A focus on the job of individual cases as an employee of a private firm or a government department will only take you so far. It is important for young lawyers to keep in mind a broader conception of their profession.

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