USQ Springfield valedictorian Jenna Hutchinson (left), of Harrisville, and Amy Podlich, of Karalee, take part in the graduation march through the Ipswich CBD.
USQ Springfield valedictorian Jenna Hutchinson (left), of Harrisville, and Amy Podlich, of Karalee, take part in the graduation march through the Ipswich CBD. David Nielsen

Law grads a first for Springfield

THE University of Southern Queensland Springfield campus community celebrated the graduation of its first law cohort on Saturday.

Twelve law students were among the 117 graduands who crossed the stage at the Ipswich Civic Centre ceremony.

USQ Springfield campus director Doug Fraser said USQ had been looking forward to the law students' graduation day ever since the law and juris doctor programs began in 2008.

"We were excited to offer the program four years ago as it gave students in the region a valuable alternative to travelling often long distances to study law," he said.

"Since then, enrolment numbers have continued to grow."

Before the official ceremony, the graduands marched through the Ipswich City Mall in a procession led by a town crier and bagpiper.



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