The tragic death of one of Byron’s bright young scholars in 2011 has not been forgotten. Louise Odette Brown died in an apartment fire in Paris just over a year ago.
The tragic death of one of Byron’s bright young scholars in 2011 has not been forgotten. Louise Odette Brown died in an apartment fire in Paris just over a year ago.

Race keeps Louise's dreams alive

THE tragic death of one of Byron's bright young scholars in 2011 has not been forgotten.

Louise Odette Brown, who grew up in Suffolk Park, died in an apartment fire in Paris just over a year ago.

After completing her HSC at Lismore's Trinity Catholic College, Louise became a law student at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) where she showed passion for social justice and human rights.

The Louise Brown Memorial Award was set up by UNSW Law School to carry on Louise's passion by allowing other students to take part in international internships with human rights organisations.

The Louise Brown Memorial Award has already provided fin- ancial support to one student this year, but the money will run out in a few short years.

In an effort to raise enough money to make the award available to as many students as possible, UNSW Law staff, graduates and Louise's family are running in the City2Surf and have started the Run for Louise Brown fund- raising team.

"Louise loved to run," said her cousin Nick Carney, "so this is a great way for us to remember Louise and help other students."

The team now has 15 people including Byron resident Mick O'Regan and Law School academics Professors Brendan Edgeworth and Andrew Lynch.

Between them more than $5000 has been raised, but another $20,000 is needed.

"UNSW Law staff are 100% behind this campaign," said UNSW Law School general manager Brooke Predebon.

For more information contact Susie Phe at s.phe@unsw.edu.au.



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