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Lisa Morillo awarded prestigious prize

13 Sep 2016
Lisa with Lord Toulson - photograph by kind permission of Jesus College, Cambridge.

Hills Road student Lisa Morillo 18, has been awarded a prestigious law essay prize from Jesus College. The Lord Toulson Essay Prize was presented to Lisa by Lord Toulson at Jesus College last month.

She was amongst many entrants from all over the world who were asked to answer the question ‘Why do we punish criminals?’ in a 1,500-word essay.

Lisa said, “It was a fantastic opportunity to start thinking like a Law student and I was extremely fortunate to meet, and converse with, both Lord Toulson and members of the Cambridge Law Faculty.”

Lord Toulson is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He was educated at Mill Hill School, London, and at 16, he went to Jesus College to study law. He worked as a barrister for many years, before being appointed as a judge of the High Court in 1996. From 2002 he served as the Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales, and in 2007, was promoted to the Court of Appeal. In 2013, he was appointed to the Supreme Court.

Lisa is hoping to go to university to study Law when she has completed her A levels next year.

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