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Law prizes

During their studies, law students at Southampton compete for a range of prizes, many of which are offered by leading law firms, barristers' chambers, legal publishers, organisations and individuals. Prizes frequently include generous monetary awards or placements with the sponsors, the latter being invaluable opportunities for students to learn more about the realities of life as a lawyer and network with experienced professionals. The Law School is grateful for the support which it receives from our sponsors and partners, which helps us to recognise our most talented and hardworking law students every year.

These are some of the prestigious local and national organisations that sponsor our prizes:

3PB Barristers, Bird & Bird, Campbell Johnston Clark, Clyde & Co, CoffinMew Solicitors, DLA Piper, GardHerbert Smith Freehills, Holman Fenwick Willan, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Macfarlanes, Moore Blatch Solicitors, OlswangOxford University Press, Stephenson Harwood, Shoosmiths, Tatham MacinnesThomas Eggar, Thomson Reuters, White & Case

 

2017 Prize winners

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Head of School Brenda Hannigan with some of our 2017 prize winners
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James Burgess - winner: Holman, Fenwick and Willan prize for best essay in Maritime Law
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Tom Davies - winner: Shoosmiths prize for outstanding contribution to the Law School
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Lyubomira Midelieva - winner: Olswang Gerald Dworkin prize for best performance in IP Law
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Jun Wei Quah - winner: Thomas Eggar prize for Best overall performance in Cyber Security Law, Winston Churchill Memorial prize for Outstanding merit on the LLB, Swords prize for Best dissertation in the LLB

First Year

 

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Best overall consistent academic performance Seymour J Gubb Prize Monetary award Poppy Ford
Prize for Top Performing First Year Students Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Open Day Zahra Dalal, Bethan Horsfield, Michelle Medeiros, Poppy Ford, Joanne Savory, Natalia Jopling Tanser, Megan Evans, Sheila Williams, Holly Southey, Ruilei Liu, Markos Phillips
Best performance in Contract Law Macfarlanes Prize Open day and monetary award Joint winners: Zahra Dalal, Sheila Williams
Best performance in Criminal Law 3PB Prize Monetary award and two week mini-pupillage, and travel expenses

Bethan Horsfield

Top student in first year School Prize Monetary Zahra Dalal
Highest overall performance in Legal System and Reasoning Thomas Eggar Monetary Bethany Holmes
Highest overall mark in Constitutional and Administrative Law Thomas Eggar Monetary Michelle Medeiros, Zahra Dalal

Second year

 

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Best performance on the accelerated degree programme Southampton Law School Commemorative Salver Laura Hoiles 
Best performance on the accelerated JD degree programme Southampton Law School Commemorative Salver Amy Kedrosky 
Best overall consistent academic performance at the end of the second year Southampton Law School Monetary award Tom Brook
Runner-up to the top student in the second year Southampton Law School Monetary award  Nicholas Rayner
Best performance in the second year exams Thomson Reuters Prize Book Vouchers  Tom Brook
The Fulford Marshalling Scheme Lord Justice Fulford (Find out more about the Scheme) One week court marshalling and monetary award Estian Deysel, Tom Brook, Amber Kennedy, Felicity Sattan, Isaac Daughtrey, Lauren Merrett
Best performance in Equity and Trusts Moore Blatch Prize 2 week summer placement, monetary award 
 Yalda Faiz
Best performance in Tort Law White & Case Prize Monetary award and Open Day Nicholas Rayner
Best performance in Property Law Coffin Mew Prize Monetary award Slavina Dimitrova
Highest overall performance in EU Law Thomas Eggar Monetary award Joint winners: Joseph Sheriff, Slavina Dimitrov

 

Final Year

 

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Outstanding contribution to the Law School Shoosmiths Prize Monetary award and work placement Tom Davies
Outstanding merit on the LLB by a student who intends to proceed to further academic or professional legal studies. Winston Churchill Memorial Prize Monetary award  Jun Wei Quah
Runner-up to the top student in the third year Southampton Law School Monetary award

 Anna Leathem

Best dissertation in the LLB Swords Prize Monetary award  Jun Wei Quah
Student displaying the most outstanding merit in the study of human rights or closely related fields Sally Kiff Prize Monetary award  Nicole Nartallo-Kaluarachchi
Best performance in Employment Law Stephenson Harwood Prize Monetary award  Ozey Serifoglu
Best essay in Maritime Law. (Carriage of Goods by Sea Law, or Admiralty Law) Holman, Fenwick and Willan Prize 2-week work placement  James Burgess
Best performance in Family Law Poulter Prize Monetary award  Annie Patrick
Best overall performance in Cyber Security Law Thomas Eggar Prize Monetary award  Jun Wei Quah
Best performance in IP Law Olswang Gerald Dworkin Placement  Lyubomira Midelieva
The best IP Law coursework Bird & Bird Prize Placement Roosa Tarkiainen
The top performer in healthcare Law Irwin Mitchell Prize Monetary award  Joint winners: Elizabeth Morgan, Georgina Beckers

Postgraduate-LLM

 

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Outstanding performance on postgraduate course Oxford University Press Book voucher  Aurea Baccon
Best combined mark across International Trade Law and Carriage of Goods by Sea Campbell Johnson Clark 1 week placement Vasiliki Malta
Best overall performance in the LLM Maritime Law Clyde & Co Monetary award Neoclis Kleanthous
Best performance in Carriage of Goods by Sea Gard Monetary award Peter Smith 
Best Performance in LLM Maritime Insurance Law Tatham Macinnes Monetary award and 1 week placement  Peter Smith
Best performance on the Taught Aspect of the LLM in Maritime Law Quadrant Monetary award and 1 week placement  Neoclis Kleanthous
Best performance in Ship Sale and Purchase Gately 1 week placement Zelan Wang
Best Performance in Insurance Law and International Trade Cameron McKenna Work placement  Aurea Baccon

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