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Justice Peter Hely Scholar excels at Oxford

12 May 2016
Celebrating achievements of our graduates

Sydney graduates have a long history of excelling at Oxford, and we are fortunate to be able to offer scholarships to help them achieve their aspirations.

Daniel Fletcher

Daniel Fletcher

Congratulations to Daniel Fletcher (LLB’14) on winning the Vinerian Scholarship Proxime Accessit, a prize awarded to second place in the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) exams at the University of Oxford.

Daniel gained first place in all of his four subjects, receiving the Law Faculty Prize in Commercial Remedies, the Law Faculty Prize in Law and Society in Medieval England, the Law Faculty Prize in Legal Concepts in Financial Law, and the Peter Birks Prize in Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.

"It is wonderful (but not entirely surprising) to see Daniel return from Oxford with such good news of his success," said Sydney Law School Dean, Professor Joellen Riley.

"Sydney graduates have a long history of excelling in the Oxford BCL, and we are fortunate indeed to be able to offer scholarships to help them achieve their aspirations.”

Daniel was the winner of the 2015 Justice Peter Hely Scholarship. Established in 2008 through the contributions of friends and colleagues of the late Justice Peter Hely, the scholarship promotes postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity.

"I am extremely grateful for the continued support of Sydney Law School and the Justice Peter Hely Scholarship. I hope my time in Oxford will be an invaluable step in my career."

While at Oxford, Daniel had the opportunity to sing with Lincoln College's chapel choir and also play a few games of cricket for Magdalen College. 

"The whole year was a pleasure and I would recommend applying to anyone who is thinking about it."