Nolan Farrell & Goff Merit Prize 2015 Announced
- December 3, 2015
- No comments
Prestigious law bursary to the value of of €1,250 awarded to third year law student at WIT
A Waterford city student is this years’ recipient of the Nolan Farrell & Goff Merit Prize, which is presented annually to a high-achieving student who excels in Land Law exams at WIT.
Rebecca Tennyson is a third year student on WIT’s law degree the LLB Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
WIT President Willie Donnelly commended Rebecca on her achievement and thanked Nolan Farrell & Goff for its continued support of Law students at WIT.
“The LLB Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course offers a great opportunity for students to pursue careers in law including seeking entrance to King’s Inns and the Law Society of Ireland. This is the 12th year now that Nolan, Farrell & Goff has supported WIT students with this sizeable bursary. It’s an example of education and private sector collaboration to the benefit of students.”
Donal O’Connell, partner at Nolan, Farrell & Goff said: “The partnership between WIT and Nolan Farrell & Goff was initiated over a decade ago and I am very pleased that it has continued to flourish. During that time the law department at WIT has advanced and grown to a stage where graduates from the law school are now conferred with degrees which are universally recognised.
“This happy event this afternoon is just one small, but I hope significant, outcome from this partnership.”
“I chose to study law because there are many career paths you can take with a law degree. My studies at WIT has been an amazing experience and the law lecturers have been so helpful and encouraging throughout my studies. When I finish my degree I hope to do the FE1 exams and train as a solicitor,” says Rebecca.
Rebecca recalls the news that she had won the award: “I felt shocked and surprised at first but I am truly honoured to receive such a prestigious award. I would like thank Nolan, Farrell & Goff for presenting such a prestigious award and Carmel Brennan and also all the law lecturers for their encouragement.”
Rebecca is one of five undergraduate law students at WIT to have completed three week work placements at the Property Registration Authority of Ireland (PRA) on the Cork Road in Waterford this summer.
Among the largest law firms outside Dublin, Nolan Farrell & Goff Solicitors & Notaries was established in 1975 when two long established practices in Waterford – George A Nolan & Co (founded 1914) and Farrell & Farrell (founded 1920) – amalgamated. The firm is a broadly based practice, providing a full range of private, commercial and industrial legal services for the south east region.