Our congratulations to Seamus Woods (2008-2009) who is the 2014 winner of the New Zealand Law Foundation Cleary Memorial Prize. Seamus has an LLB (first class honours) and a BSc from UC.

Seamus WoodsSeamus' impressive list of achievements includes winning the New Zealand Law Society Canterbury-Westland branch gold medal in law in 2012. This is presented annually to the top student graduating with an LLB from UC.

In 2008 he won the University Prize for the highest achieving first year Māori student across all UC's faculties. In all, Seamus received 13 top scholar prizes in law during his time at UC.

Seamus was also president of both the New Zealand Law Students' Association and LAWSOC. After the earthquakes, through LAWSOC, Seamus established and ran a tutorial programme for compulsory law subjects when UC's law school had lost many of its facilities.

While at CH, Seamus was involved with our Salvation Army programme that helps to feed people in need in Christchurch.

Currently a judge's clerk for Justice Ellen France at the Court of Appeal, Seamus is shortly to join Luke Cunningham Clere as a junior Crown Prosecutor.

Well done Seamus, we're very proud of your amazing achievements.

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