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.
An Arts/Law Fogarty scholar from The University of Western Australia who is undertaking a major in Chinese has won one of 20 national undergraduate prizes in the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards.
One of The University of Western Australia's top Law graduates who aims to use her education to improve the community as a barrister and academic has been awarded the 2011 Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia.
First Prize was awarded to Peter Congdon (University of Western Australia), who wrote an essay discussing the role of the Crown in today’s working Australian Constitution. The judges were highly impressed with Peter’s extensive research and his written and verbal critical analysis of the topic, awarding him the Professor George Winterton Prize.
Earlier this year Amy Barber, UWA Law graduate, moved to Geneva in Switzerland to work as the intern for the Advisor on Human Trafficking, Mariana Katzarova, at the United Nations in the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Refugees and recent migrants in Perth trapped in unwanted telecommunications deals is the subject of a joint research project between the Edmund Rice Centre, Mirrabooka and the Centre for Consumer Research at The University of Western Australia.
With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.
Apart from providing the academic skills required for their careers, UWA hopes to instil in students a desire to serve the community. That message is certainly reflected in the extensive pro bono work undertaken by Anna Rakoczy, UWA graduate and senior litigation lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
UWA defeated Bond University's team in the semi final, securing its place representing Australia in the International Rounds in Washington DC.
Afterwards, UWA defeated the Australian National University in a close Grand Final moot, which took place in Court 1 of the High Court. Justice Gummow of the High Court presided over the Grand Final. Last year, UWA was Australian Runner-Up.