A select number of University of WA law students listened first-hand to advice from the WA Governor, Malcolm McCusker AO QC at The Esplanade in Fremantle on ensuring laws are adequately scrutinised to improve access to justice in Australia.
Law students, Chloe Gall and Rachel Paljetak, were recently offered internships at the ICTY and will be leaving for the Hague early December 2011, Rachel for three months and Chloe (pictured left) for four. They will both be interning in the Office of the Prosecutor which, as Rachel said, “will no doubt be an interesting experience given that the last wanted war criminal, Goran Hadzic, was arrested only a fortnight ago”.
Chris Bates, a UWA Law/Business School graduate, established Interpeople with two partners in 2008 after seeing a gap in the market for high-level technical recruitment. In 2011, Mr Bates was recognised as one of Western Australia’s top 40 Under 40 business people at the annual WA Business News awards.
Four staff members from The University of Western Australia have won acclaim for their teaching in the 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Indigenous law students Aurora Milroy (in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts/Law at the UWA) and Ashley Walker have been announced as the 2011 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship recipients.
University of Western Australia 2008 law graduates and solicitors, Joseph C Wheeler and Auguste J Hocking, were selected as part of the mooting team for the McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law in Montreal Canada.
For the third year in a row, UWA's Law School student team will compete in the international rounds of the Jessup International Moot Competition after successfully competing in the national finals held yesterday at the High Court of Australia in Canberra.
Laurentia McKessar is ranked as the top law graduate in 2010. She was the recipient of a number of prizes including the Hackett Foundation Alumni Honours scholarship and the Mallesons Stephen Jaques Prize for the best honours dissertation in 2009.