Faculty awards

On Tuesday 11 December 2018, the Faculty of Laws commemorated its Foundation Day at the ICT Auditorium, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta, Msida.

After Professor Kevin Aquilina, Dean of the Faculty of Laws, welcomed participants, he invited Pro-Rector Professor Godfrey Baldacchino to introduce the event and address the audience.

Judge Professor David J. Attard, Chancellor of the University of Malta and Director of the International Maritime Law Institute, presented to the Dean a copy of the three volume edited publication which Professor Attard published with Oxford University Press. The three volume publication entitled The IMLI Treatise on Global Ocean Governance was donated to the Faculty of Laws and Theology Library.

Professor John Mamo was announced as the Winner of the Faculty of Laws Academic Excellence Award. Professor Raymond Mangion delivered an oration on the contribution to academia made by Professor John Mamo. Professor Mamo addressed the audience.

Student prizes were distributed during the Faculty of Laws Foundation Day:

  • Winner for the Best Student in the LL.B. Hons 1st Year: Conferred by Dr Ivan Mifsud, Deputy Dean & Head of Public Law Department, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, upon Mr Mark Falzon.
  • Winners for the Professor David J. Attard Best Doctor of Laws Dissertation Award conferred by Dr David Fabri, Head of Commercial Law Department, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, upon Mr Shaun James Borg, 'Digital Privacy and Data Protection in the EU: The Proposed EU Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications' and by Dr David Zammit, Head of Department of Civil Law, upon Mr Sean Paul Micallef, 'An Analysis of the Legal Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in Malta'.
  • Winner of the GM Corporate & Fiduciary Services Limited Prize for Best Dissertation in Financial Services Law 'Recent International Transfer Pricing Developments and their Impact on Malta' conferred by Ms Despoina Xynou upon Ms Roseanne Bonello.
  • Winner of the Consumer’s Association Prize for the best Term Paper  entitled 'Selected Issues of the Office of the Financial Arbiter - An Analysis' conferred  by Ing. Francis Farrugia upon Ms Rachael Aquilina.
  • Winner of the Best LL.B.(Hons) Student in European Comparative Law conferred by Dr Ivan Sammut, Head of the Department of European and Comparative Law, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, upon Ms Faye Barry for the highest mark achieved in study-unit ECL 2001 European Comparative Law.
  • Winner of the Malta Maritime Forum Annual Award for the best Dissertation on a shipping/maritime law-related subject entitled  'An Analysis of the Extent of Liability of the Maltese Pilot under Maltese law' conferred by Dr Ann Fenech upon Ms Corinne Gail Pace.
The Faculty of Laws held the Faculty Foundation Day on Friday, 1 December 2017. During the ceremony the following awards were presented:
  • Best Student in the LL.B. (Hons.) 1st Year – Mr Christian Ellul
  • Professor David J. Attard best Doctor of Laws Thesis Award 2017 – Mr Ryan Pace; Ms Glorianne Parnis; Mr Julian Vella
  • GMX (Law Firm) Prize for Best Student in Masters of Advocacy 1st Year – Ms Luisa Cassar Pullicino
  • GM Corporate & Fiduciary Services Limited Prize for Best Thesis in Financial Services Law – Ms Abigail Camilleri
  • Award of the Dean's List Award for the Best Overall Performance in the Bachelor of Laws Honours awarded to – Ms Theresa Cutajar; Ms Nicole Fenech; Ms Francesca Zarb
  • Award of the Dean's List Award for the Best Overall Performance in the Masters of Notarial Studies degree awarded to – Ms Maria Pisani (Mr Pisani receiving award on her behalf); Mr Ryan Sciberras
  • Best LL.B. Student in European Comparative Law – Ms Theresa Lia
  • Academic Excellence Award – Dr Albert Ganado

The Faculty of Laws held the Faculty Foundation Day on Wednesday, 14 December 2016. During the ceremony the following awards were presented:

  • Academic Excellence Award – Chief Justice Emeritus Professor Giuseppe Mifsud Bonnici
  • Award of the Dean's List, Faculty of Laws, of the Dean's List Award for the best overall performance in the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) awarded to – Mr Luca Balzan
  • Award of the Dean's List, Faculty of Laws, of the Dean's List Award for the best overall performance in the first two years of the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree awarded to – Mr Mark Soler 
  • GMX (Law Firm) Prize for Best Student in LLD 1st Year – Mr Matthew Mallia 
  • GM Corporate & Fiduciary Services Limited Prize for Best Thesis in Financial Services Law – Dr Luke Mizzi
  • Department of Commercial Law Prize for the best thesis on Consumer Law – Dr Paul Lawrence Ciantar
  • Professor David J. Attard best Doctor of Laws Theses Award 2015 –  Dr Robert Musumeci
  • Prize to the student who obtained the best overall grade in the first year of the LL.B course – Mr Edward Fenech Adami

The Faculty of Laws held the Faculty Foundation Day on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. During the ceremony the following awards were presented:

  • Academic Excellence Award -  Dr Joe Micallef Stafrace
  • Award of the Dean's List, Faculty of Laws, of the Dean's List Award for the best overall performance in the first two years of the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree awarded to – Mr Andrew Saliba
  • Economicard Prize for the best student in the LLD 1st Year – Mr Mark Soler
  • Economicard Prize for Best Thesis in Financial Services Law – Mr Anselmo Mifsud Bonnici
  • Department of Commercial Law Prize for the best thesis on Consumer Law – Ms Gretha Cachia
  • Professor David J. Attard best Doctor of Laws Theses Award 2015 – Ms Marija Caruana and Ms Catherine Mifsud
  • Prize to the student who obtained the best overall grade in the first year of the LL.B course – Ms Theresa Cutajar
The Faculty of Laws held the Faculty Foundation Day on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 and granted a number of awards:
  • Academic Excellence Award - Judge Maurice Caruana Curran
  • Award of the Dean's List to the student with the best overall performance in the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree course – Mr Mark Soler
  • Award of the Dean's List to the student with the best overall grade in the first year of the LL.B. course – Mr Keith Pisani
  • Economicard Prize for the best student in the LL.D. course, 1st Year – Mr Andrew Saliba
  • Consumers' Association Prize for the best thesis on Consumer Law – Ms Bernice Gerada
  • Professor David J. Attard's Prize to the student who obtained the best overall grade in the first year of the LL.B. course – Ms Daniela Bonanno

The Faculty of Laws held the Faculty Foundation Day on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 by granting awards as follows:

  • Academic Excellence Award – Chief Justice Emeritus Professor J J Cremona
  • Award of the Dean's List to the student with the best overall performance in the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree course – Ms Ruth Ellul
  • Professor David J. Attard's Prize to the student who obtained the best overall grade in the first year of the LL.B. course – Mr Robert Azzopardi
  • Economicard Prize for the best student in the LL.D. course, 1st year – Mr David Joseph Borg
  • ELSA Malta Prize for Science and Technology Law – Dr Claudio Caruana
  • Professor David J. Attard LL.D. Thesis Award – 1st Prize to Mr David Testa and 2nd Prize to Ms Anna Maria Zammit

The Faculty of Laws held the Faculty Foundation Day on Tuesday, 19 December 2012 by granting awards as follows:

  • Academic Excellence Award – Professor Joseph Max Ganado
  • Award of the Dean's List to the student with the best overall performance in the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree course – Mr David Joseph Borg
  • Professor David J. Attard's Prize to the student who obtained the best overall grade in the first year of the LL.B. course – Ms Elisa Grech and Ms Louise Ann Sammut

Professor Raymond Mangion delivered a speech for the Faculty Foundation Day on Monday, 19 December 2011, setting out the History of the Faculty of Laws.


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