MLM student wins Young Construction Lawyer of the YearDecember 13, 2011
Melbourne Law School has congratulated Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) student David Ulbrick on receiving the 2011 Tom Yuncken Young Construction Lawyer of the Year Award.
“This is a fantastic achievement for David and is something that Melbourne Law School is truly proud of,” said Dean of Melbourne Law School, Professor Carolyn Evans.
“The award is testament to David’s hard work and commitment throughout his studies and career. It also reaffirms the standing of the MLM Construction Law program as one of the most innovative and industry-relevant specialisations offered in Australia.”
As a Senior Associate with Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne, David also holds Bachelors of Engineering (with Honours) and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne. He will soon graduate with his Master of Construction Law.
Applicants for the Award are required to demonstrate excellence in the provision of construction law services to clients, academic and practical abilities in construction law, contribution to the field of construction law and practice, and maturity and leadership. The Award was established by the Law Council of Australia following the death of Allens Arthur Robinson partner and construction lawyer Tom Yuncken in a cycling accident in 2006 and is open to Victorian legal practitioners practising primarily in the area of construction law who are aged 36 or under.
“The Award is a fitting recognition of David’s outstanding contribution to construction law practice and research,” said Co-Director of Studies for Construction Law at MLS, Matthew Bell.
“David is truly deserving of this award. He has had a range of articles published in leading journals and was also the runner up in the inaugural Society of Construction Law Australia Brooking Prize for his paper, 'No Dispute - testing the wisdom of Abrahamson.'”
“This award is a great honour for me. It is a fitting and lasting tribute to a man who made a significant contribution to the profession,” added David Ulbrick.
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