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This award recognises the promise of the future of the profession and goes to an outstanding individual who displays academic excellence and service to the community, and has overcome significant challenges to strive towards a career in law.

2002 Winner: Nora Takriti, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney

Nora Takriti, a penultimate-year law student at the University of Sydney, has been recognised for her academic excellence, service to community and unwavering drive to pursue a career in law.

In 2021, Takriti was appointed Women’s Officer for the Sydney University Law Society (SULS), where she oversaw projects to strengthen the support for and development of female law students. The judges noted her commitment to cultivating inclusive environments for people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

While at university, Takriti volunteered with the Welfare Rights Centre, the SULS Community Legal Education Project and the Juvenile Justice Mentoring Scheme.

Takriti’s community engagement extends beyond law school. She has served as the secretary of the Assyrian Students Association of Australia, and acted as program coordinator for the inaugural Government and International Relations Symposium.

In 2019, Takriti was selected as a delegate for I-LEAD, the innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship global immersion program in Scandinavia.

Takriti has successfully competed in several mooting competitions and written for the SULS Ethnocultural Journal. She currently works as a research assistant at the University of Sydney Law School and edits the SULS Social Justice Journal.

She is driven by values of integrity, compassion, and dedication, and is excited to see where her legal education will take her.

The Law Society of New South Wales, President and Council congratulate Nora Takriti on this achievement.


  • Jackson Cocks, Student & Tenant Advocate, University of Wollongong and Illawarra Legal Centre
  • Danielle Maree Hughes, Student (Charles Sturt University) and Paralegal, Whiteley Ironside & Shillington Solicitors
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