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Menzies Foundation has 4 registered members
Year
Scholar
Lyndon Goddard

University of Cambridge

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Lyndon Goddard was 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.

Fields of Interest

Law,

Joel Gilbourd

Georgetown University

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

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).

Fields of Interest

Law, Philanthropy, Finance

Patrick Wall

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Patrick Wall holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney. In 2011, he was a member of the winning team of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Patrick worked for the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department where he assisted Papua New Guinea to bring its money laundering and terrorist financing laws into line with international standards.

Patrick was awarded the Scholarship to complete a Master of Law in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Fields of Interest

Financial policy, International Law, Law

Christine Ernst

University of Oxford

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

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

Christine was awarded the Scholarship to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law at St John's College, Oxford.

Fields of Interest

Law, Economics, Civil Law, Human Rights