At the end of each academic year, the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) awards a Prize to a LLM student submitting the best LLM Research Project as part of their LLM studies.

Rawi

At the end of each academic year, the Institute of International Shipping  and Trade Law (IISTL) awards a Prize to a LLM student submitting the best  LLM Research Project as part of their LLM studies.

This prestigious Prize is designed to encourage LLM students to produce a  research output of highest quality and is open for any Swansea LLM student  writing their projects in the realm of international shipping and trade law.

The winner of the Prize in 2013 was Rawi Meckvicha who originally hails from  Thailand. Rawi completed his LLM in International Maritime Law in 2012 at  Swansea University. Prior to coming to Swansea Rawi studied Law in Thailand at Thammasat University.

Rawi is currently working at Sukij Law Firm (Bangkok). Commenting after receiving the award Rawi said "It is a great honour for me to be awarded this prestigious award and I hope this represents the starting point of a successful carrier in the maritime industry for me".

Professor Richard Williams, a member of the IISTL and its Co-ordinator for  External Relations, who presented Rawi's prize, commented: “Rawi took a brave decision some two years ago to put his career development on hold for a year in order to come to Swansea to attend our LLM programme since he believed that this would help that career development. His achievements have more than justified that decision since he made full and productive use of his time here and was able to leave Swansea not only with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree with Distinction, but also the IISTL prize. As someone who practised law for an international law firm for thirty years, I believe that this achievement and the personal links that he has forged here with students from all over the world will be of great benefit to him in his future career. I congratulate him warmly and wish him well in that career”.