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During their studies, law students at Southampton can compete for a range of awards, many of which are offered by leading law firms, barristers' chambers, legal publishers, organisations and individuals.

Prizes 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 from our sponsors and partners, which help 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, 4 New Square,  Bird & Bird, Campbell Johnston Clark, Clyde & Co, CoffinMew Solicitors, Gard, Gateley PlcGlanvilles Demant, Herbert Smith Freehills, MacfarlanesOxford University Press, Quadrant, Paris Smith, Scott Bailey, Steele Raymond,  Stephenson Harwood, Tatham MacinnesThomson Reuters, White & Case

 2021 Prize winners

First Year

CategorySponsorPrizeWinner
Best Performance in Public Law Herbert Smith Freehills Insight day Zoe Payne
Best Top 10 Performing students in the LLB programme Herbert Smith Freehills Open Day Claudia Gough
      Matthew Warner
      Zoe Payne
      Hayley Trickett
      Syeda Noshin Jannat
      Fariha Tafadar
      Hannah Begum
      Kamile Dumiciute
      Katie Roath
      Lucy Crouch
      Caitlin Perry
Best Performance in Contract Law Macfarlanes Voucher and Open Day Caitlin Perry
Highest Performing Student in Remedies in Contract & Torts Oxford University Press Book Voucher Rajvir Sunner
Best Performance in Legal Skills Paris Smith Work placement Hannah Begum
Best Overall Consistent Performance in Year 1 of the LLB programme Seymour J Gubb Prize (School Prize) Monetary Award Claudia Gough
Best Performance in the Criminal Law Exam 3PB Monetary Award and Work Placement Zoe Payne

Second year

CategorySponsorPrizeWinner
Best Performance in the taught components of Year 3 Steele Raymond Work placement Savanna Cutts
Best Performance in Equity & Trusts Coffin Mew Monetary Award Talia Sahin
Best Overall Performance at the end of the Second Year School Prize Monetary Award Bella Cordwell
Best Coursework Performance in Land Law Glanvilles Damant Work placement Aishwarya Vydianathan
Best Exam Performance in Land Law Scott Bailey Work placement Aishwarya Vydianathan

Final Year

CategorySponsorPrizeWinner
Best IP Law Coursework Bird and Bird Work placement Lucy Packham
Best Performance in Company Law Stephenson Harwood Monetary Award and Open Day Heather Lynch
Best Dissertation in the UG Course Swords School Prize Monetary Award Rachel Moody
Best Degree Average Winston Churchill Memorial Monetary Award Rachel Moody
Best Performance in Insurance Contract Law 4 New Square Monetary Award and work placement D'Arcy Giess
Most Outstanding Merit in the Study of Human Rights or closely related field Sally Kiff Monetary Award Emily Padley

LLM

CategorySponsorPrizeWinner
Prize for Best Performance in International Sale of Goods Campbell Johnson Clark Work placement Marianna Moysiadi
Best Performance on the LLM in Maritime Law Clyde & Co Monetary Award To be awarded in December
Prize for Best Performance in Selected Principles of the International Law of the Sea Gately Work placement Sean Cantona Burke
Prize for Best Performance on the Taught Aspect of the LLM in Maritime Law Quadrant Monetary Award and work placement Marianna Moysiadi
Prize for Best Performance in Marine Insurance Tatham Macinnes Monetary Award and Open Day Ioannis Kotronias
Best Performance in The Law on Charterparties or Law of Bill of Lading in the LLM Gard Monetary Award Qiuyuan Duan
Prize for Best LLM IP Student River Island Work placement Natalie Masoud

2020 winners

FIrst Year

CategorySponsorPrizeWinner
Best Performance in Public Law Herbert Smith Freehills Herbert Smith Freehills Georgia Wozniak
Best Top 10 Performing students in the LLB programme Herbert Smith Freehills Open Day Ann-Jasmine Tong Sam
      Matthew Warner
      Bella Cordwell
      Megan King
      Georgia Wozniak
      Eden Palmer
      Carla Florido Bordon
      Chloe Duffield
      Hannah Martin
      Emily Simons
Best Performance in Contract Law Macfarlanes Monetary Award and Open Day Ryan Law
Best Performance in Contract Law Macfarlanes Monetary Award and Open Day Sohee Im
Highest Performing Student in Tort Law Oxford University Press Book voucher Heather Lynch
Best Performance in Legal Systems and Reasoning Paris Smith Work placement Joseph Fernandes
Best LLM IP Student River Island Work experience Cheng Chan
Best Overall Consistent Performance in Year 1 of the LLB programme Seymour J Gubb Prize (School Prize) Monetary Award Ann-Jasmine Tong Sam

Second Year

CategorySponsorPrizeWinner
Best Performance in Criminal Law Exam 3PB Monetary Award and work placement Matthew Warner
Best Performance in Criminal Law Exam 3PB Monetary Award and work placement Bella Cordwell
Best Performance in Equity and Trusts Coffin Mew Monetary Award Savanna Cutts
Best Performance in Equity and Trusts Coffin Mew Monetary Award Charlie Johnson-Hall
Best Performance in Equity and Trusts Coffin Mew Monetary Award Chloe Tomlinson
Best Essay Performance in Land Law Glanvilles Damant Work placement Thomas Hughes
Best Overall Performance in Year 2 Law School Monetary Award Rachel Moody
Best Performance in Land Law Scott Bailey Work experience Amirah Adam

Final Year

CategorySponsorPrizeWinner
Best Performance in Insurance Law 4New Square Monetary Award and Work Placement Zahra Dalal
Best Performance in Insurance Law 4New Square Monetary Award and Work Placement Thomas Sheard
Best Performance in IP Law Coursework Bird & Bird prize Work placement Victoria Richards
Most Outstanding Merit in the Study of Human Rights or closely related field. Sally Kiff Monetary Award Whitney Gerrard
Best Performance in Company Law Stephenson Harwood Prize Monetary Award and Open Day Robert O'Meara
Best Performance in Company Law Stephenson Harwood Prize Monetary Award and Open Day Kelly Bracken
Best Performance in Dissertation Swords Monetary Award Louise Clarke
Top Degree Classification Winston Churchill Memorial Law School Monetary Award Elena Chavdarova

LLM

CategorySponsorPrize/AwardWinner
Best Performance in International Trade Law Campbell Johnson Clark Work placement Magdulein Abaida
Best Performance in Carriage of Goods Gard Monetary Award Ioanna Tolia
Best Performance in International Law of the Sea Gately Work placement Lucile Raveau
Best Performance in LLM Taught Modules Quadrant Monetary Award and work placement Ioanna Tolia
Best Performance in LLM IP modules River Island Work placement Xander Vallance
Best Performance in Marine Insurance Tatham Macinnes Monetary Award and Open Day Zoi Maria Sofronidou
Best Performance on the LLM in Maritime Law Clyde and Co Monetary Award To be awarded in November

2019 Prize winners

First Year

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Best Overall Consistent Performance in Year 1 of the LLB programme Seymour J Gubb Prize Monetary award Rachel Moody
Best Performance in Legal Systems and Reasoning Paris Smith
Work placement Bethen Abraham,
Best Performance in Legal Skills Oxford University Press Book voucher Thomas Hughes
Best Performance in Legal Skills Oxford University Press Book voucher Josiah Kirpalani
Best Performance in Contract Law Macfarlanes

Monetary Award and Open Day Jasmine Collier
Best Performance in Contract Law Macfarlanes

Monetary Award and Open Day Thomas Hughes
Best Performance in Public Law Herbert Smith Freehills Insight day Lucy Packham
Best Top 10 Performing students in the LLB programme Herbert Smith Freehills Open Day

Rachel Moody

Thomas Hughes

Vito Capone

Savanna Cutts

Alicia Gardner

Lucy Packham

Josiah Kirpalani

Charlie Johnson-Hall

Samantha Collins

D'Arcy Giess

Second year

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Best Performance in Criminal Law Exam 3PB Monetary Award and work placement Lily McDermaid
Best Performance in Equity and Trusts Coffin Mew Monetary Award Elena Chavdarova
Best Essay Performance in Land Law Glanvilles Damant Work placement Rosie Morgan
Best Performance in Healthcare Law and Bioethics Irwin Mitchell Monetary Award Henrieta Gelatkova
Best Performance in Employment Law Moore Blatch Work experience Lucy Hobbs
Best Overall Performance in Year 2 Law School Monetary Award Elena Chavdarova
Best Performance in Land Law Scott Bailey Work experience Elena Chavdarova
Thomson Reuter Law Prize for Runner Up of Best performance in 2nd year exams Thomson Reuter Monetary Award Lily McDermaid
Best Performance in Tort (LAWS2045) White & Case Monetary Award and Open Day Elena Chavdarova

Final Year

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Best Performance in Insurance Law 4New Square Monetary Award and Work Placement Charles Redmile
Best Performance in IP Law Coursework Bird & Bird prize Work placement Riana Harvey
Best Performance in Admiralty Law Holman Fenwick and Wilian Prize Work placement Bethan Horsfield
Best Performance in Carriage of Goods Reed Smith Prize Work placement Luke Rose
Most Outstanding Merit in the Study of Human Rights or closely related field. Sally Kiff Monetary Award Megan Evans
Best Performance in Dissertation Swords Monetary Award Helena Gann
Best Performance in Company Law Stephenson Harwood Prize Monetary Award and Open Day Kara Stephen
Top Degree Classification Winston Churchill Memorial Law School Monetary Award Bethany Holmes

LLM

Category Sponsor Prize/Award Winner
Best Performance in International Trade Law Campbell Johnson Clark Work placement Magdulein Abaida
Best Performance in Carriage of Goods Gard Monetary Award Ioanna Tolia
Best Performance in International Law of the Sea Gately Work placement Lucile Raveau
Best Performance in LLM Taught Modules Quadrant Monetary Award and work placement Ioanna Tolia
Best Performance in LLM IP modules River Island Work placement Xander Vallance
Best Performance in Marine Insurance Tatham Macinnes Monetary Award and Open Day Zoi Maria Sofronidou
Best Performance on the LLM in Maritime Law Clyde and Co Monetary Award To be awarded in November

Final Year Prize Winners - Photo Gallery

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Bethan Horsfield - Holman Fenwick & Willan Prize for Best Performance in Admiralty Law
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Riana Harvey - Bird and Bird IP Prize for Best IP Law Coursework
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Kara Stephen - Stephenson Harwood Prize for Best Performance in Company Law
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Megan Evans - Sally Kiff Prize for the Most Outstanding Merit in the Study of Human Rights
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Bethany Holmes - Winston Churchill Memorial Prize for Top Degree Classification

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