The Supreme Court of Victoria hosted a very special event on Monday night- the awarding of the prestigious Supreme Court Prize occurred in the library with a very intimate celebration.

The Supreme Court Prize is a very high honour in the legal community. Established in 1864, it was originally awarded to the top student at the University of Melbourne. The Prize was revamped in 2016, to include all Victorian universities offering a law degree, with students from RMIT University, Australian Catholic University and Victoria University eligible.

Benjamin Wighton won the Prize from Deakin University.

There is a short story on available on their website with far more detail on this year’s winners and past recipients here.