2006 Law Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Benjamin Spagnolo graduated at the top of his class of 174 from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours. He earned several prizes including the Frank Edward Parsons Prize. After graduation, Benjamin worked as an Articled Clerk in the State Solicitor's Office of Western Australia.
Benjamin was awarded the Scholarship to complete a BCL/MPhil at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
Studied at: University of Oxford
Benjamin Spagnolo is a graduate of the Universities of Western Australia and Oxford, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and a former Associate to the Chief Justice of Australia. He teaches civil (Roman) law and public law; his recent book, The Continuity of Legal Systems in Theory and Practice (2015), traverses legal philosophy and Australian and Imperial constitutional law and history. From 2012-2016, he was the Penningtons Student (Fellow) and Tutor in Law at Christ Church, Oxford, having previously taught at the University of Western Australia and at a dozen colleges in Oxford. Ben served as Mooting Coordinator for the Oxford Law Faculty from 2008 to 2010 and as Sub-Dean at Magdalen College in 2011-2012.
Scholarship Year: 2006
Fields of Interest
Law, Civil Law