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Susan Thomson Memorial Prize in Family Law

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History of the prize

This prize was founded by the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland (FLPA) in memory of the late Susan Thompson, who, having graduated in law from Townsville, went on to work in Cairns, including tutoring on the Cairns Campus. She was highly regarded in the Cairns legal fraternity, not only for her family law work, but also for the mentoring and support that she offered to both students and new graduates. The prize is awarded to the Cairns student with the highest score studying LA4032: Family Law.


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Prize Information

Awarded to a student admitted to the Bachelor of Laws on the Cairns Nguma-bada campus, who achieved the highest score in the subject LA4032: Family Law.


2023 - Gabriella Georgina Alice Rivett

2022 - Jasmin Melissa Powell

2021 - Adeline Michelle Wilder

2020 - Julia Coelli

2019 - Chelsea Louise Ellis

2018 - Kylie Myra Arlidge

2017 - Kieralee Marie O’Brien