Friday 1 September marked the 17th annual Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, the premier legal industry event of the year.

UNSW Law is proud to announce that Associate Professor Michael Legg took home the prize in the Academic of the Year category on the night. Michael is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative at UNSW Law. This is an enormous achievement and the award was made in recognition of his innovation in teaching, and his leadership in being the academic member of the ground-breaking FLIP report by the Law Society of New South Wales.

Legg is the author of material in the report that sets out key areas in which higher education institutions can embrace technology and innovation to ensure graduates are job-ready and have the skills needed for the challenges and opportunities they will face across their careers.

UNSW Law would also like to congratulate our three student finalists in the Law Student of the Year category - Adrian Agius, Don Nguyen and Khushaal Vyas. While we didn’t take home the prize in this category on the night, the Faculty has done extremely well with more finalist nominations than any other Australian law school.