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Ian Matterson Memorial Prize for perseverance in Torts

This prize is provided in honour of the late Ian Matterson by his daughter Catherine Matterson.

Ian Matterson (University of Tasmania Class of ’65) was a successful solicitor, and at the time of his passing was Tasmania’s longest serving magistrate and coroner who enjoyed working in the law and presided over many well-known Tasmanian events. He met many characters over his career, some of whom were charged with torts. Of all his law school subjects, Ian found torts to be the hardest and persevered for 2 years. Later in life he would joke about this and use it to show others that not having straight A’s does not equate to not doing well in life.



Awarded to the student who shows the most perseverance in the unit LAW106 Torts.