Houghton legal eagle named Sunderland’s top law graduate

Sunderland University student Alex Moran (right), who graduated with a degree in Law, pictured being presented with The Morton Solicitors Prize by Morton Solicitors Partner Christine Anderson (left)

Sunderland University student Alex Moran (right), who graduated with a degree in Law, pictured being presented with The Morton Solicitors Prize by Morton Solicitors Partner Christine Anderson (left)

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AN up-and-coming legal eagle has been named Sunderland University’s top young law graduate.

Alex Moran has been picked as the winner of this year’s Mortons Solicitors Prize for outstanding achievement.

The 21-year-old, of Houghton, collected the gong when she graduated with a first class degree, from the Stadium of Light.

“Getting this prize will advance my career,” said Alex. “I hope it shows how determined I am, and my commitment throughout the degree.”

Mortons has supported Sunderland University’s law department in the last few years, and partner Christine Anderson, who presented Alex with the award, said the firm is pleased to do so.

“Alex’s achievement and initiative make her a great recipient of our award,” she said.

“We wish her every success in her future career, and feel sure that she will excel in all she undertakes.”

Alex, who now hopes work experience with Mortons Solicitors will kick-start her career, said: “It will allow me to develop my skills and knowledge further on a practical basis.

“I chose to study law after developing an interest in it at A-level.

“Now I’ve graduated, I hope to pursue a career in law or finance.”

Senior law lecturer at the university, Ben Middleton, said: “Alex is a worthy winner of the Mortons award, and has performed extremely well across her law degree.

“Her first class marks are a testament to her hard work and commitment.

“I’m sure she will benefit hugely from the opportunity to undertake work experience at Mortons.

“The University and Mortons Solicitors have built a strong relationship, and we appreciate its involvement with our courses, as it really helps students to get graduate level employment after University.”