Six Bachelor of Law Students Graduate Cum Laude
Six “very proud” UKZN Bachelor of Law students have graduated cum laude – the result of ‘hard work and dedication’.
They are Ms Nadia Padayachee, Mr Merrick Jennings, Ms Suraksha Chandramohan, Ms Phylicia Naidoo, Ms Karuna Naidoo, Ms Kerina Appanna and Ms Alison Vadachalam.
The ceremony marked a double celebration for Appana, Vadachalam, Phylicia Naidoo and Karuna Naidoo who also received the Phatshoane Henney Group Honour Medal at the School of Law Students’ Awards Ceremony which coincided with the 12th Annual Victoria & Griffiths Mxenge Memorial Lecture which preceded the ceremony.
For Phylicia who is currently a Candidate Attorney at Webber Wentzel, the academic journey had some highs and lows but she will never forget the great friendships she made and the quality education she received from experts in the legal sector.
‘I am proud that despite an abundance of subjects which proved to be a challenge, I persevered on the path to reach my intended destination, and was rewarded for it. I was given the opportunity to study the field of Law, which I had always dreamed of finding my niche within. I was able to do so in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, whilst creating friendships with unforgettable people, soaking up knowledge from the most interesting and learned of academics; and making memories to last a lifetime,’ she said.
Appana described studying for an LLB as a life changing experience which has taught her how to work under pressure and under severe stress-filled situations. She is currently studying towards an LLM in Medical Law and her future career aspirations include being admitted as an attorney and becoming an academic.
The College of Law and Management Studies is proud of the students achievements and the School of Law’s tradition of producing graduates who are highly sought after across a wide range of legal careers.
- Thandiwe Jumo