Open Polytechnic students' prize-winners in New Zealand Law Society exam

Posted by Open Polytechnic on 29 March 2011

The Open Polytechnic is celebrating the achievements of its students in the 2010 New Zealand Law Society’s Legal Executive Diploma examinations with students winning four out of seven prizes for top marks in their individual exams.

Each year students from seven different tertiary providers around the country sit one or more of the six examinations that make up the New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma.

Sally Steven, an Open Polytechnic student living in Canterbury was particularly surprised with her mark in the Property Law and Practice exam as partway through the exam they sustained a substantial aftershock, following on from September’s 7.1 Canterbury earthquake.

“It was very frightening and our desks were shaking. It was 40 minutes before the end of the exam too so I thought I had done very badly. I was very surprised to see I had passed the exam let alone received the highest mark,” says Sally.

All four winning Open Polytechnic students will each receive a $150 prize from the New Zealand Law Society for their efforts.