Bond Law graduate Courtney Olden has been awarded the WLAQ Una Prentice Award for academic excellence, awarded each year to the six highest performing female law students in Queensland.
The prestigious award, named in honour of the first woman to graduate from the University of Queensland in 1938, recognises the highest achieving women in Queensland's law schools, and is presented by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.
Graduating with First Class Honours in Law, as well as a Commerce degree, Ms Olden was Bond's top performing law student in 2014, winning both the Minter Ellison Medal, the award for the highest GPA in Bond's Faculty of Law, and the Vice Chancellor's award for academic excellence.
Ms Olden said it had been a whirlwind four years of study and she was grateful for her time at Bond University.
"I was incredibly fortunate in having so many opportunities whilst at Bond including representing Australia in the International Criminal Court Moot at the Hague in 2012," she said.
"I am looking forward to continuing my association with Bond Law, and am currently serving as advisor to the present Bond International Criminal Court mooting team."
Bond University Acting Executive Dean of Law, Professor Nick James, said Ms Olden's consistently high academic performance coupled with her leadership and community spirit made her an exemplary recipient of the WLAQ Una Prentice Award.
"Bond Law is very proud of Courtney's achievements and impressed by her hard work and dedication throughout her studies. I congratulate her on being awarded the WLAQ Una Prentice Award for 2015," he said.
Ms Olden is now working as a graduate lawyer at Clayton Utz.