Class notes

We encourage our alumni to share news of their successes and to keep us updated by submitting your own class notes. Here are some of the updates our alumni have recently shared with us or have been in the media.

08
Dec
2019

Carroll listed in 50 Most Influential People in IP

Elizabeth Carroll, BA (Hons) '96, LLB (Hons) '99, GDLP '99 (ANU); LLM '07 (USYD)

Elizabeth Carroll has been listed in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine's 50 Most Influential People in IP 2019. She has been included as one of eight IP authorities cited in the list.
28
Nov
2019

Herbertson named as Partner for Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers

Tanya Herbertson, GDLP '05

Tanya Herbertson has joined Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers as their newest partner, bringing a team of lawyers with extensive experience in wills and estates with her.
27
Nov
2019

Olsson appointed as National President Of Australia China Business Council

David Olsson, LLB '79

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) China Practice Consultant, David Olsson, has been elected as the National President of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and chair of its Board of Directors
22
Nov
2019

Wu selected for the inaugural cohort of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific program

Alan Wu, GDLP '12, LLM '16

2016 ANU Young Alumni of the Year Alan Wu has been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific program, a yearlong program to support young people working across our region to build stronger and fairer communities.
24
Sep
2019

Choudhury receives 2019 Churchill Fellowship

Farzana Choudhury, GDLP '14, LLM '16

Farzana Choudhury has received a Churchill Fellowship for her project, 'Empowering people facing poverty through social and housing status rights-based models'. She will review overseas poverty discrimination law frameworks to inform practice in Australia.
11
Sep
2019

Choudhury awarded ACT Young Lawyer of the Year

Farzana Choudhury, GDLP '14, LLM '16

Farzana Choudhury has received the 2019 ACT Young Lawyer of the Year Award at the ACT Law Society Awards. She is a Senior Solicitor with Canberra Community Law's Street law program, which assists people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
11
Sep
2019

Kukulies-Smith was presented with the 2019 President’s Medal

Michael Kukulies-Smith, LLB (Hons) '03, BA (Hons) '03

Michael Kukulies-Smith was presented with the President’s Medal at 2019 ACT Law Society awards. He is one of Canberra’s most experienced criminal lawyers, and has been deeply involved in local law development and reform.
11
Sep
2019

Deasey awarded Government Law Award

Michael Deasey, LLB '88, BA '86

The 2019 Government Law Award was presented to Michael Deasey at the ACT Law Society Awards. The award was established to provide local recognition, including at a senior level, of the outstanding achievements of practitioners working in or for government.
05
Sep
2019

Arias-Alvarez appointed as Associate Director of ERA Legal

Nelson Arias-Alvarez, GDLP '09

Nelson Arias-Alvarez and Mark Yum, who were previously partners and practice group leaders of the construction and infrastructure practice group at boutique national law firm, Madison Marcus have been tasked to head the ERA Legal construction and projects.
10
Aug
2019

Mullins awarded in 2019 Australian Law Awards

Siobhan Mullins, GDLP ’13

Siobhan Mullins, Director of online family law firm Separate Together, has been awarded Sole Practitioner of the Year at the 2019 Australian Law Awards.

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