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Education CV


Emma Scott is a PhD candidate in Law at St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, focusing on family and medical law. She has several years of experience specialising in family law in Australia.  

Emma’s PhD thesis, supervised by Professor Stephen Gilmore, explores the concept of Gillick competence, with a particular focus on the Australian courts’ application of the Gillick test in cases of children seeking gender-affirming care.


  • PhD candidate in law, University of Cambridge (2023 – present)
  • Master of Laws, LL.M in Laws (Distinction), University of Sydney (2022)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University (2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)/Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University (2014-2018)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Administrator – Australian Advocacy Institute (2019 – 2023)
  • Policy Officer, NSW Government (2022-2023)
  • Solicitor – Family Law (2020-2022)
  • Judicial Associate, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (2018-2020)

Academic Activities

  • General Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2023-2024)