Associate Professor Kate Ogg has been awarded an Australian Research Council grant to undertake a project on strategic human rights litigation. The project includes a PhD position for a student from a refugee background. The PhD project will examine the conduct and impact of strategic refugee rights litigation from the perspective of refugee communities.
This includes how refugees are depicted in litigation and accompanying media and political campaigns as well as how refugee communities can and should be involved in legal campaigns addressing refugee rights. The PhD candidate will receive an ANU PhD scholarship and $9,500 from the ANU College of Law for fieldwork and travel over the course of the PhD. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in law or the social sciences or be near completion of their undergraduate degree. Applications are open to Australian domestic students with a refugee background (including children of refugees) or Australian domestic students who have lived experience of cross-border displacement. The PhD will start in August 2024.
Applications must be received by 31 October 2023. Applications can be made here.
The research proposal should be titled ‘Refugee Rights Project’. The proposal should address:
- The applicant’s knowledge of and/or experience with qualitative research methods;
- The applicant’s knowledge of Australia’s treatment of refugees;
- The applicant’s connections with refugee communities in Australia; and
- Why the applicant is well-suited to undertake a project on refugee rights litigation and associated media and political campaigns.
Associate Professor Kate Ogg is a passionate mentor of aspiring researchers, especially first-in-family and refugee students. Kate is happy to discuss the project with prospective applicants and answer any questions (email@example.com).
If no suitable applications are received by 31 October 2023, the PhD will be readvertised.
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Student Ambassador Program
At the beginning of each year, the ANU College of Law invites students to apply for the position of Student Ambassador. Student Ambassadors are the face of the College; they assist in running events such as Open Day, engage with prospective students on the benefits of studying law at ANU.
The ANU College of Law invites all law students to register their interest in becoming a casual Research Assistant to assist ANU Law academics in their research projects.
As a Research Assistant you will provide comprehensive support on a diverse range of research and administration activities, including the high quality delivery of a wide variety of tasks to support the research of the academic staff member. You will work alongside the academic and with other internal and external stakeholders, providing research support. You will also be responsible for providing general administrative support related to their research projects, including the coordination and project administration, as needed.
If you are interested in working as a Research Assistant in the ANU College of Law, please complete the register your details via our Research Assistant EOI Register, upload your CV and submit. Your application will remain active for 12 months and if an opportunity arises, your application will be considered.
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As a casual sessional academic you will be involved in the delivery of existing face-to-face and online courses, with support, guidance and direction from the course convenors and College staff. You will work both independently and as part of a team to inspire active and evidence-based learning in our courses as well as motivate students to achieve their best and help them meet the stated learning outcomes. You will have a minimum of an honours degree and/or significant relevant industry experience, have the ability to engage and educate and enjoy working as part of a team, we would like to hear from you. ANU casual sessional academic positions are non-ladder positions. Information on salary rates is available in Schedule 2 of the Enterprise agreement.
If you are interested in working as a Casual Sessional Academic in the ANU College of Law, please register your details via our Casual Sessional Academic EOI Register, upload your CV and submit. Your application will remain active for 12 months and if an opportunity arises, your application will be considered.