Law alumni encouraged to recognise and celebrate fellow achievers

7 May 2015

The ANU College of Law is calling on alumni to consider the contributions and achievements of themselves and their peers - and suggest those worthy of celebration and recognition - as part of a major project to showcase the accomplishments of the College community.

The call comes as the College gets closer to the completion of a $2.4m project to refurbish its main entrance foyer, with feature walls that will promote the many achievements of 18,000+ alumni of the College (and before it, the Faculty of Law) - including those who may have a lesser-known profile in the public arena.

Dean of the ANU College of Law, Professor Stephen Bottomley, said the exercise was an important part of acknowledging the substantial contributions being made by alumni at home and abroad.

"The ANU College of Law is immensely proud of its alumni, many of whom are recognised as leaders and experts in a diverse range of sectors."

"Across Australia and overseas, ANU law alumni can be found working not only as lawyers, but agents for social change, in public policy and global diplomacy, with each making an outstanding contribution on a daily basis."

"We also know that many of our graduates are doing great things behind the scenes and outside the public spotlight," said Professor Bottomley.

Professor Bottomley encouraged alumni of the ANU College of Law to consider the work of themselves and their peers, and use the redevelopment of the foyer as a means to recognise and celebrate their achievements accordingly.

"Often, those doing great things are among our most humble alumni, and frequently downplay the significance of the contributions they make in their professional lives."

"Whether they're part of the graduating class from five or fifty years ago, our alumni are ideally placed to know what their peers are doing and have done."

"This is a valuable opportunity to not only recognise the efforts and commitment of our alumni, but share their achievements and help inspire future generations of students," said Professor Bottomley.

Alumni and friends of the ANU College of Law who want to nominate themselves or a colleague - including 'quiet achievers' - are strongly encouraged to do so by emailing their suggestion by 29 May 2015.

The College's new entrance foyer is expected to be completed in August 2015.

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