Previous Scholars: International Law

Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law:

2017

Lyndon Goddard has been awarded the 2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law for his outstanding academic record, including several Dean’s awards and voted as the 7th best Oralist in the world in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Lyndon graduated second in his class of 200 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Studies in 2013. He has volunteered at a community centre for disadvantaged high school students and was heavily involved with the UNSW Law Society and NSW chapter of GivingWhatWeCan, which evaluates the efficiency of charities.

Lyndon was awarded the scholarship to complete a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge.

2016

Joel Gilbourd has been awarded the 2016 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law for his outstanding community participation and leadership coupled with his excellent academic achievements. Joel has been deployed as an advisor to the Office of the Solomon Islands Ombudsman as part of the Australian Government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development program. He volunteers as a translator for two NGOs.

Joel was awarded numerous prizes and firsts (including in International Law, Criminal Law and Advanced French) during his Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours from the University of Sydney. He also established the University of Sydney Fine Arts Society and became its founding President.

Joel is the first Menzies Scholar to study at Georgetown University in Washington, which he selected partly due to its relationship with the World Bank. He will complete a Master of Laws (International Legal Studies LLM).

2015

Patrick Wall holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney.

Patrick will undertake a one-year LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute Geneva commencing in September 2015.

2014

Christine Ernst holds a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney. She received numerous academic prizes, including the prize for first place in Australian Constitutional Law. Christine was Associate to the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel AC at the High Court of Australia.

In October 2014, Christine will commence the Bachelor of Civil Law degree at the University of Oxford in the field of international law, focusing particularly on the relationship between international human rights law and the rights and freedoms protected in Australia under the common law and the Constitution.