High-attaining Swinburne graduate gets Supreme Court Prize

Graduate Ryan Hill selected Swinburne due to the fact the guides related him to enterprise and allowed him to pursue a profession combining of his passions: regulation and aviation.

Now, after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Aviation Management at Swinburne in 2020, Ryan has been offered the 2021 Supreme Court Prize.

The prestigious prize honours the pinnacle college students on the 8 regulation colleges in Victoria. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Anne Ferguson, says the prize highlights the ‘dedication and resilience’ college students confirmed for the duration of their very last 12 months of study, which in 2020 become substantially disrupted through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ryan says this success is the best manner to complete his diploma at Swinburne and that he become ‘amazed and honoured to had been recognised.’

The enjoy of a lifetime
Ryan’s award comes after he made the maximum of his time at Swinburne through getting concerned in Swinburne’s Law Student Society and Aviation Society, airport tours, enterprise panels and Mooting (simulated courtroom docket experiences).

Ryan additionally finished a six-month trade journey to Indonesia, in which he learnt approximately global regulation and immersed himself in a brand new culture – an enjoy he says become ‘the maximum sizeable highlight’ of his time at Swinburne.

‘This enjoy took me out of my consolation quarter and allowed me to study a terrific deal approximately myself and my region withinside the global. I become capable of make lifelong friendships and spend six months visiting part of the sector I in no way might have travelled otherwise,’ he says.

As a part of his regulation diploma, Ryan additionally finished 3 enterprise placements – at regulation companies and one at an aviation coverage underwriter. This allowed Ryan the possibility to discover numerous factors of the 2 industries.

Ryan says his placements gave him extra of an expertise of the actual global than he should ever get from a classroom.

‘One of the maximum treasured components of my enjoy at Swinburne has been the real cognizance on coaching in a actual-global context. Instead of simply receiving lectures, our gaining knowledge of is continuously enriched through realistic skills, enterprise publicity and actual-global applications.’

Ryan become a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship, the New Combo Plan Scholarship and the Piers Fowler Professional Development Initiative Scholarship. The 3 scholarships enabled Ryan to stability paintings and studies, in addition to get enterprise enjoy.

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