2016 Law Awards Night

School of Law 2016 Awards Night

The School of Law 2016 Awards Night recognises the outstanding achievements of students in the 2015 academic year. The event was held on Wednesday 25 May 2016 at City Beach Function Centre, Wollongong.

Professor Warwick Gullett, Dean of Law, was Master of Ceremonies for the evening, with many staff and award sponsors joining him on stage to present the awards.

Guest Speaker Dr Ashley Tsacalos, Partner at Clayton Utz Sydney, delivered an inspiring address about his time as a UOW student and becoming Partner at one of Sydney's most prestigious law firms.

The School of Law would like to acknowledge all award sponsors and donors - this event would not be possible without your continued support and generosity.

A big congratulations to all award recipients on their outstanding achievements!

Download the program to view a full list of award recipients. 

Photos from the night can be viewed in the gallery below.

Guest Speaker: Dr Ashley Tsacalos

Partner, Clayton Utz Sydney

Ashley TsacalosChambers Asia Pacfic Guide (2016): Ranked in the Government category

Band 3, Legal 500 (2012): "Ashley Tsacalos is 'Brilliant' in the area of dispute resolution" 

With the reputation of being one of Australia's leading advisers to government, Ashley advises his clients in the areas of dispute resolution, litigation and administrative law as well as Royal Commissions and Inquiries.  He is also a leading authority on the government’s "model litigant obligations". He was ranked in the 2016 Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific Guide in the Government Category and was described in a recent APL 500 as "brilliant" in the area of dispute resolution.  He is also a finalist in the "Dispute Resolution and Litigation" category of the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards.

Ashley works tirelessly in his clients' interests and provides them with pragmatic and strategic advice.  He has acted for a range of government departments and agencies (at Federal and State level), and a range of private sector clients.  He has extensive experience in contractual disputes (often complex and sensitive), tort claims, judicial review, merits review, regulatory enforcement, public law, government information law and privacy, tendering issues, and insurance law. 

In 2015, he acted for The Uniting Church in relation to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse investigating the Knox Grammar School, three officers of a corporation in relation to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption as well as the former CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW in the Special Commission of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing in NSW.  

Last reviewed: 3 June, 2016