Macquarie University Commerce/Law student Ryan Harvey has been named The College of Law - Law Student of the Year at the 2011 Lawyers Weekly Award.
Harvey received his award at a gala ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House on 4 August 2011 where he was chosen from 6 other finalists to win the coveted title and was said to have impressed the judges with his "high aspirations" and "wide variety of legal and community activities".
Judges also commended Harvey's ability to "balance top academic achievement with contributions to not-for-profit causes" and cited his leadership in the Macquarie University Law Society and the University's student political and volunteer community as examples of this.
In 2009, Harvey was employed as a summer clerk in the Sydney office of Allens Arthur Robinson and currently works as the personal research assistant to a senior partner in the firm's banking and financial services practice group. Next year Ryan will begin as associate to the Honourable Justice John Dyson Heydon AC.
This is not the first accolade for Ryan Harvey who has already received the Law Society of NSW Prize for Sustained Academic Proficiency and represented Australia in the Commonwealth Moot Competition.
“The Law School is extremely proud of Ryan's achievements. He has worked hard at his studies and made excellent contributions to the School community so it is fantastic that he has received this recognition for his efforts" said Dean of Law Dr. Natalie Klein.
From all of Macquarie University congratulations go to Ryan Harvey on this outstanding achievement.