UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws Student Prizewinners Ceremony 2018

12 February 2018


UCL Laws celebrated the successes of its students at the UCL Laws Student Prizewinners Ceremony on 6 February at Goodenough College.

As one of the highlights of the Faculty’s year, the ceremony recognises and celebrates our students’ achievements.

Professor Piet Eeckhout, Dean of UCL Laws, said:

‘I’d like to congratulate all of our prize winners for their success. This ceremony shows how all the effort and hard work does pay off. I hope that your time at UCL Laws can pave the way for even greater accomplishments.’

Each of our prizes are made possible through the generous support of a wide range of sponsors and benefactors, including legal firms and alumni who maintain strong links with UCL Laws and who recognise the excellence of our students.

Danielle Worden, UCL Laws LLB student (Winner: 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers Family Law Prize; Sweet & Maxwell Prize; Andrews Medal & Prize; Dean’s List; Faculty Research Prize) said:

‘As a fresher disappointed with my first formative marks and convinced that the rest of my cohort was finding the adjustment to university-level learning much easier, failing seemed more likely than achieving top marks in any of my modules.

Having since graduated with eight academic prizes, I owe immense gratitude to UCL Laws for their provision of world class teaching, the chance to study abroad and supervision by leading academics as these opportunities ensured I was able to achieve my academic potential.’

Each year, UCL Laws admits outstanding students from the UK and all over the world. Our prizes and scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved top marks in their examinations at UCL Laws or whose academic distinction is such that a scholarship has been awarded to provide the opportunity to study here.

Michaella Georgiou, UCL Laws LLM student (Winner: CIarb Prize for International Arbitration) said:

‘UCL Laws granted me access to collaboration with exceptional academics, renowned practitioners and some of the brightest students globally. It is certain that all together, we were able to benefit from each other’s immensurable knowledge and boost our understanding of the corporate legal world.

I am honoured to be awarded with the Clarb Prize for International Arbitration. As a result of the challenges arising from the emergence of internationally-spanning markets, one can be certain as to how the significance of this legal field has enlarged over the years. I would like to express my thankfulness to Dr Melis Ozdel and Dr Martins Paparinskis for sharing their exceptional knowledge in the field.’

Murilo Lubambo De Melo, UCL Laws, PhD student (Winner: Joseph Hume Scholarship) said:

‘I am greatly honoured to receive the Joseph Hume award. This inspires me to work harder and to pursue further avenues. Joseph Hume contributed to the development of legal rules during his career, as a law reformer who shaped national and international economic policies. My PhD research draws upon this tradition and I hope it makes a substantial contribution to knowledge.’

Olga Thomas, Vice Dean (Education) and Faculty Tutor at UCL Laws, said:

‘This ceremony would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, old and new, to whom we express our sincere gratitude. Nor would it be possible without the commitment and excellence of our students. We congratulate them heartily and wish them every success.’

View all the pictures from the ceremony