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Richmond student wins B.C. law gold medal

Law students with the highest GPA from UBC, UVic and TRU receive the award
Paige Mueller
Richmond resident and student Paige Mueller was awarded the Law Society of B.C.'s gold medal

Parked on the side of the road and trying to facetime her mom almost a dozen times is what a Richmond student remembers doing frantically one afternoon.

She had exciting news to share.

Richmond resident and student Paige Mueller received an email congratulating her on receiving the Law Society of B.C.’s gold medal from Thompson River University (TRU).

“My mom was away from her phone at the time; when I finally got through and told her the news she was very happy, and I was just in a state of shock,” said Mueller.

The Law Society of BC.’s gold medal is awarded to graduating law students from the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and TRU who achieved the highest cumulative grade point average over their respective three-year programs.

Mueller is one of 19 medal winners celebrating Thompson Rivers University’s convocation this year and the recipient of the gold medal.

“I was also surrounded by very brilliant people so learning the news was shocking, but I am also so grateful for the opportunities that I was given,” she added.

The Steveston-London alumnus told the Richmond News that her interest lies in litigation law, which is the law of dispute.

“It’s the idea of solving a puzzle and coming up with a solution for a client and advocating for them that interests me the most.”

After graduation, Mueller will article at Fasken LLP in Vancouver before clerking at the BC Supreme Court.