Sarah Stroes, 2016 law graduate from Victoria University, was a recipient of the prestigious Supreme Court Prize at the recent award ceremony.
The Supreme Court Prize is the most esteemed academic prize for law graduates, representing outstanding excellence and intellectual ability. This was the first time Victoria University has been included in the award ceremony.
Ms Stroes graduated from VU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business, majoring in Banking and Finance.
During her time at VU, Ms Stroes was:
- senior editor of VU’s academic journal
- a contributing writer to VU’s internal publication, The Obiter
- a mentor to first-year law students.
Ms Stroes also boasts a number of significant achievements including:
- staff nomination for the Vic Bar Mentoring program
- staff nomination for valedictorian
- participant in the 40K Globe scholarship and internship
- received the 2015 College of Law and Justice award for outstanding student in Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business degree.
Ms Stroes participated in a number of different internships and clerkships, including an internship at the Supreme Court. She also gained academic credit when she travelled to India during her studies to participate in a social entrepreneurship program.
Lidia Xynas, Acting Dean from the College of Law and Justice, accepted the award on Ms Stroes’ behalf, and represented VU’s Victoria Law School on the night.
"Sarah was a tenacious, hard working student who tirelessly pursued her dream of obtaining a position with a top tier firm and is now a graduate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Brisbane," she said.
"On behalf of Victoria University and the Victoria Law School, we congratulate Sarah on her win and wish her the best on her future endeavours."