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meg55@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education

  • PhD in Law Candidate, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge (2019-)
  • Master of Law (International Law) (First Class), Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2018-2019)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University (2017)
  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Australian National University (2011-2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts (major in Political Science), Australian National University (2011-2016)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (August 2017)
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia (September 2017)

Scholarships

  • Peterhouse Graduate Research Studentship, Peterhouse (2019-)
  • Henry Arthur Hollond Studentship, Trinity College Cambridge (2018-2019)
  • Lionel Murphy Endowment Postgraduate Scholarship (Honorary), Lionel Murphy Foundation (2018-2019)
  • Honours Scholarship, ANU (2016)
  • International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Research Scholarship for Yale, ANU (2014)
  • Banco Santander Scholarship (awarded by both ANU and Yale), Banco Santander (2014)
  • Encounter Europe Scholarship, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) (with additional scholarship awarded by the ANU Centre for European Studies) (2013)
  • ANU Learning Community Coordinator Scholarship (full residential scholarship to live at Bruce Hall), ANU (2013)

Academic prizes

  • Clive Parry Prize for International Law, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law (2019)
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize for Law, Trinity College Cambridge (2019)
  • Examination Prize, Trinity College Cambridge (2019)
  • Dean’s Certificate for Jessup Moot (shared), ANU (2016)
  • Australian Taxation Office Prize for Income Tax Law, ANU (2014)
  • Ashurst Australia Prize for Corporations Law, ANU (2013)
  • Phillipa Weeks Prize for Labour Law (Sponsored by Holding Redlich), ANU (2013)
  • ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Prize for Criminal Law and Procedure, ANU (2012)
  • Bruce Hall, Burgmann College prizes for outstanding academic achievement, ANU (2012, 2015)

Other academic achievement

  • Senior Scholar/Research Scholar, Trinity College Cambridge (2019)
  • Winning team of the Australian national championships of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2016)
  • Best oralist (shared) in Australian Grand Final of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2016)
  • Overall Winner for Law, International Undergraduate Awards (2015)
  • First Place in ‘Pacific Politics’, ANU (2015)
  • First Place in ‘History on Trial and in Memorials’, Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) (on exchange) (2014)
  • First Place in ‘Indonesian 1A’, ANU and Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (2013)

Teaching experience 

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Law of the World Trade Organization (LLM), University of Cambridge (2020)
  • Coach, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, University of Cambridge (2020)
  • Sessional Academic, Corporations Law (LLB and JD), ANU College of Law (2018)

Research experience 

  • Research Assistant to Professor Eyal Benvenisti (2019-)
  • Editorial Assistant to Professor Jean D’Aspremont (2020-)
  • Editorial Assistant to Professor Régis Bismuth (2020)
  • General Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2019-2020)
  • Research Assistant to the ANU Centre for Commercial Law (2016-2017)
  • Research Assistant to the ANU Centre for International and Public Law (2016)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Kate Ogg and Dr Susan Rimmer (International Law) (2015-2017)
  • Contributor, Monsoon Project (ANU Publication on Asia and the Pacific) (2015)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Bryan Keon Cohen AM QC (Mabo No 2 archival research) (2014)
  • Research Assistant to Mr Cameron Roles (Employment Law) (2013)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Kath Hall (Corporations Law) (2013)

Professional experience 

  • Consultant Researcher, Climate Litigation Network/Urgenda (2020)
  • Solicitor/Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Australian Government Solicitor (2017-2019)
  • Legal Intern (Mladic case, Trial Chamber I), International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (2016-2017)
  • Legal Administration Officer (Information and Evidence Gathering, Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals), Australian Taxation Office (2015-2016)

Volunteer positions 

  • Volunteer (morning/evening/overnight), CCHP Cambridge Night Shelter (2018-2020)
  • Volunteer Coordinator/volunteer, Consumer Law Centre ACT (2017- 2018)
  • Volunteer Researcher, Femili PNG & Friends of Femili PNG (2017- 2018)
  • Volunteer Paralegal, Women’s Legal Centre ACT & Region (2015-2016)

Fields of research

Dialogue Theory, Human Rights, International Law, Public Law

 

Supervisors

Professor Alison Young
Dr Andrew Sanger

Publications

 

Articles

"Ventilators, Missiles, Doctors, Troops…The Justification of Legislative Responses to COVID-19 through Military Metaphors" (2020) Law and Humanities (forthcoming)

Citation:
(2020) Law and Humanities (forthcoming)
Published: Forthcoming

"A Doctrinal and Feminist Analysis of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Act 2015 (Cth)" (2020) Adelaide Law Review (forthcoming)

Citation:
(2020) Adelaide Law Review (forthcoming)
Published: Forthcoming

"Shell Companies and Exposing Beneficial Ownership: Testing the Boundaries of the International Commitment to Fight Corruption" (2019) 20(2) Melbourne Journal of International Law (forthcoming)

Citation:
(2019) 20(2) Melbourne Journal of International Law (forthcoming)
Published: Forthcoming

"A symbolic legislative gesture? An argument for active enforcement of the insider trading prohibition in Myanmar" (2020) 14(1) Law and Financial Markets Review 59

Citation:
(2020) 14(1) Law and Financial Markets Review 59
DOI:
10.1080/17521440.2020.1722548
Published: Feb 2020