Thomas More Law School's first graduates enter legal profession
Published: Thursday 15th March 2018
The first graduates from the Thomas More Law School have been officially admitted as members of the legal profession.
This is a significant milestone for the Law School, which opened on the Melbourne Campus in 2013 and North Sydney in 2014.
Before being able to practice law, a Law graduate must first be admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory and then apply for their Practising Certificate.
One of the first students in Melbourne to be admitted as a legal practitioner is Bachelor of Law graduate, Grazia Guida.
Grazia was admitted to the legal profession in a ceremony at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Tuesday, 20 February. Her admission was moved by Dr Brianna Chesser, an Australian Lawyer and the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Laws program in Melbourne.
Speaking of Grazia’s admission, Dr Chesser said, “It was an honour to be asked to move Grazia’s admission to the legal profession in such an important ceremony”.
Grazia has already begun working in a top city law firm practicing in commercial litigation and family law.
On Friday, 16 February, Stephanie Tran, Thomas More Law School’s first North Sydney law graduate was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Stephanie’s admission took place at the Banco Court, Philip Street, Sydney and was moved by one of the law school’s academics, Dr Leela Cejnar. Stephanie’s mother, grandmother and brother also attended the ceremony.
Professor Rocque Reynolds Dean of Law, added: “It’s a pleasing moment for the Thomas More Law School to see the first cohort of graduates being admitted. We look forward to many more students completing their Law degrees at ACU and beginning their careers in the profession.”