Location: Law Staff Common Room, Level 2
Postgraduate study is a well-recognised way in which to build qualifications and experience for careers in private practice, government, international law and academia. This seminar discusses:
the benefits of overseas postgraduate study in law;
choosing a law school;
the application process;
sources of funding;
by drawing on the experiences of three UNSW law graduates who studied at Columbia, Cambridge and Oxford.
Jessica Hudson – Oxford
BCL (Distinction) University of Oxford and BA, LLB (Hons) UNSW. Before joining UNSW Law in 2014 as a Lecturer, Jessica was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons. Jessica worked as a Tipstaff to Justice Julie Ward when Her Honour was a Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Jessica publishes and conducts research in the areas of private law and corporations law and teaches Equity & Trusts and Restitution. Jessica is currently undertaking a PhD at UNSW Law. Her topic is “Understanding the Equitable Vindicatio”.
Brent Michaels - Columbia
BA (Philosophy), LLB (Hons) (UNSW), LLM (Hons) (Columbia). Brent is a barrister practising in commercial and public law at Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers, Sydney. Previously he was a solicitor in commercial litigation at King & Wood Mallesons (2009-2013) and Associate to Justice David Hodgson AO in the NSW Court of Appeal (2008). He has taught Resolving Civil Disputes at UNSW, Evidence and Torts at the University of Sydney, and presently the International Competitive Moot at UNSW.
Jocelyn Williams - Cambridge
Bachelor of Commerce, USYD and LLB (Hons), UNSW. Postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge (2010-2011); previously a solicitor in commercial litigation at King & Wood Mallesons (2009) and Herbert Smith Freehills (2011-2014); and associate to Justice Kiefel AO, High Court of Australia (2009-2010). She has taught Contracts law at UNSW Law and Evidence law at USYD (2012-2014) and commenced practising at the bar in 2014 at 12 Wentworth/Selborne Chambers.
Chair: Associate Professor Michael Legg, Director of Senior Studies, UNSW Law.
Michael is responsible for coordinating information and assistance for later year students in relation to the choice of electives, careers and further study after graduation. Michael has 15 years of experience as a legal practitioner having worked with leading Australian and US law firms. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and to the New York Bar. He completed an LLM at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000-2001.