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Young NT lawyer receives top award

CDU alumnus and lawyer Kevin Kadirgamar has received the 2015 Australian Young Lawyer Award CDU alumnus and lawyer Kevin Kadirgamar has received the 2015 Australian Young Lawyer Award

A talented young lawyer who completed his degree at Charles Darwin University has received national recognition for his humanitarian efforts.

Kevin Kadirgamar was awarded the 2015 Australian Young Lawyer Award from the Law Council of Australia for his work as a pro bono lawyer at Darwin law firm, Ward Keller.

Mr Kadirgamar became one of the first lawyers at the firm to work in its migration and refugee law practice after graduating with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Business at CDU.

“Working in migration and refugee law is both challenging and rewarding,” Mr Kadirgamar said.

“It is an area that enables a lawyer to make a significant difference in a client’s life.”

He has also assisted the CDU School of Law with its refugee clinical law placements, which help current law students develop skills in that area of law, at Ward Keller.

“Choosing to study at CDU is a decision I’ve never looked back on,” Mr Kadirgamar said.

“Working in different student-led initiatives on campus helped me build essential skills and opened up avenues to develop valuable networks.”

Head of the School of Law Professor Ned Aughterson said Mr Kadirgamar was representative of the high calibre of law graduates at CDU.

“Kevin is a credit to his law school,” Professor Aughterson said.