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Education CV


  • PhD Candidate, St John's College, University of Cambridge (2015-2018)
  • LLM (First Class Honours), Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2014)
  • BA / LLB (First Class Honours in Law), University of Melbourne (2010)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Benefactors' Scholarship, St John's College, PhD at University of Cambridge (2015-2018) (Honorary)
  • Cambridge Australia Poynton Scholarship, Cambridge Australia Trust, PhD at University of Cambridge (2015-2018)
  • Foundation Scholarship and Prize, Pembroke College, LLM at University of Cambridge (2014)
  • First in Class, Legal and Political Philosophy, LLM at University of Cambridge (2014)
  • Raynes Dickson Memorial Exhibition for Advanced Legal Research, LLB at University of Melbourne (2010)
  • Freehills Prize for Employment Law, LLB at University of Melbourne (2010)
  • Global Mobility Scholarship, LLB at University of Melbourne (2010)
  • First in Class, Evidence and Proof, LLB at University of Melbourne (Summer, 2008)

Teaching Experience

  • LLM Small Group Teaching, International Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, Michaelmas and Lent term for three academic years (2015-2018)
  • Law Teacher, Cambridge Immerse Program, Summer (2017 and 2018)
  • Undergraduate Small Group Teaching, Public Law, Australian National University, Semester 1 (2015)
  • Marker, Undergraduate Torts Essays and Public Law Exams, Australian National University, Semester 1 (2015)
  • Facilitator, In-House Training for Commonwealth Public Servants on International Law, run by Office of International Law, Attorney-General's Department, Canberra (2015) 
  • Faculty Tutor, Administrative Law, University of Melbourne, Semester 1 (2010)

Research Experience

Employed as a research assistant on the following projects / publications:

  • Professor Andrew Mitchell and Professor Tania Voon, 'The Rule of Necessary Implication' (forthcoming) (2017).
  • Detention of Non-State Actors in Hostilities, University of Melbourne and University of Wollongong Joint Project (2010-2011)
  • Associate Professor Bruce Oswald et al, Documents on the Law of UN Peace Operations (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Associate Professor Bruce Oswald and Dr A. Bates, 'Privileges and Immunities of United Nations Police' (2010) 14 Journal of International Peacekeeping 375-402. 


  • Senior Legal Officer, Office of International Law, Attorney-General's Department, Canberra (2014-2015)
  • Senior Associate, Supreme Court of Victoria (2012-2013)
  • Law Graduate / Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn (2011-2012)

Volunteer Positions

  • Managing Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2017-2018)
  • Reviewer, Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2016-onwards)
  • Executive Committee Member, Cambridge Pro Bono Project (2013-2014)
  • President, International Law Association, Victorian Chapter (2013)
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Peninsula Community Legal Centre (2012-2013)


Fields of research

Public law and Public International Law, with a particular focus on Constitutional law, Administrative law, Civil Liberties, Human Rights Law and Legal History


Habeas Corpus and the Protection of Physical Liberty in Australia


Professor David Feldman