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Memorial scholarship winner devoted to helping others

Tim Hawkins Scholarship winner 2011 taken by Michael in Alumni The latest recipient of the Tim Hawkins Memorial Scholarship is a UTAS Law graduate passionate about helping others.

Caitlin Dwyer, 24 of Hobart, graduated in 2010 with a combined degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours in Law.  

She is the eight recipient of the scholarship.

The scholarship will allow her to study for six months at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague.

Caitlin has been passionate about humanitarian law for a long time and recalls writing her very first Law paper on the topic.

While studying, Caitlin was a Volunteer Tutor with the Migrant Resource Centre Study Group, assisting refugees and humanitarian entrants with school work.  

She was also a member of the Student Legal Services, providing information on various legal services in Tasmania.

Professor Don Chalmers, from the UTAS Faculty of Law, congratulated Caitlin on her achievement.

“Caitlin’s commitment to her studies is shown in her consistently high marks and her achievement of First Class Honours in Law.

“Just as strong is her motivation to help others, as demonstrated by her volunteer work,” Prof Chalmers said.

Caitlin thanked the Hawkins family for endowing the scholarship and the selection committee.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be receiving the scholarship, it’s a remarkable opportunity.”

She also thanked her family who she said had been very supportive through her last six years of study, even during her “grumpiness at exam time.”

The Tim Hawkins Memorial Scholarship is provided in memory of Tim Hawkins, a fine Tasmanian, who graduated with Honours in the combined degree of Commerce and Law. Tim’s tragic death in Bali in October 2002 was a result of a terrorist act.  

Mr Hawkins’ family, friends and members of the wider community endowed a scholarship at UTAS as a fitting memorial to him.

Photo caption: Right to left: sister Mardi, mother Karen Luker, Caitlin and father Hayden

Published on: 17 Feb 2011 10:48am