Award-winning La Trobe University law student keeps tracking through pandemic challenges

La Trobe University student Brian Hill has been awarded the annual Robertson Hyetts prize for demonstrated academic excellence and an exemplary commitment to rural and regional legal practice in the final year of his law degree.

Robertson Hyetts Director Janelle Brown congratulated Brian on being recognised with the award.

“Having juggled family, work and study commitments through his Degree, Brian has set a standard for achievement in the study of law.

“This award is a testament to his academic excellence and his commitment to study and work in our region. It is a much-deserved recognition,” said Janelle.

Brian followed his passion for law by studying with La Trobe University after a successful career working in the public sector in regional Victoria. This sees him bring experience combined with his legal studies knowledge to serve clients when he steps into a career in law.

“I am humbled by this recognition, and consider myself lucky to have had this opportunity to follow my passion even during a global pandemic.

“In my work placements to date, I’ve enjoyed interacting with clients and finding practical solutions to give them piece of mind.

“I’m now ready to leap full-time into the workforce,” said Brian.

His advice to people considering a law degree is to grasp every opportunity they can take and to seek out guidance on how to achieve their objectives.

“I’m grateful to La Trobe University for offering a law degree in Bendigo so I could stay close to home for my family and work,” continued Brian.

The university’s annual awards celebrate the success and achievements of students and reflect on the important links between the local university and its community.

Each year, Robertson Hyetts is the proud sponsor of the award for excellence in rural and regional law and legal practice.