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
Nov
2016

Andersen moves to Maddocks

Vanessa Andersen, BA '94, LLB (Hons) '96

Vanessa Andersen has been appointed as a new partner at Maddocks. She will lead the employment, safety and people team based in Sydney following a 16 year tenure at Henry Davis York.
01
Nov
2016

Alumna honoured as Mentor of the Year

Jennifer Harris, BA '94, LLB '96

Jennifer Harris has been announced as Mentor of the Year in the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards for her exceptional commitment to supporting women in law. Jennifer is a Special Counsel within the Clayton Utz Real Estate group in Sydney.
19
Oct
2016

Alumna shortlisted for 2016 NSW Young Lawyer of the Year

Melissa Mastronardi, BA '09, LLB (Hons) '09, GDLP '10

Melissa Mastronardi has been shortlisted in the 2016 NSW Young Lawyer of the Year awards. Melissa is currently a Lawyer in Dubbo and has been recognised for her work in acting as a conduit between regional young lawyers and NSW Young Lawyers.
18
Oct
2016

Ben Fuller recruited as new Partner

Ben Fuller, LLB (Hons) '02

Ben Fuller has been appointed a Partner at the Henry Davis York Canberra office. Ben is a property and construction specialist and was a former Partner at Meyer Vandenberg.
12
Oct
2016

James Cheatley to join Screen Producers Australia

James Cheatley, BA (Hons) '07, LLB '07, GDLP '10

James Cheatley has been appointed the Government Relations and Policy Manager at Screen Producers Australia. James has over eight years’ experience in legal policy and copyright law. He formerly worked with the Australian Copyright Council.
10
Oct
2016

Sarah Avery elected President of the Law Society of the ACT

Sarah Avery, BA '05, LLB (Hons) '06, GDLP '07

Sarah Avery has been elected President of the Law Society of the ACT. She is the youngest lawyer to be president of the Society. She is currently a Senior Associate with Ken Cush & Associates and has previously served on the Society Executive.
04
Oct
2016

Professor Megan Davis named a Women of Influence

Professor Megan Davis, GDLP '00, LLM '03, PhD '11

Professor Megan Davis has been named in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2016 in the Global category. She is a respected international lawyer and academic and works with the UN on issues affecting Indigenous people.
26
Sep
2016

Philip Clark to host 'Nightlife'

Philip Clark, BA '77, LLB '81

Philip Clark will be hosting national ABC Local Radio program ‘Nightlife’ until the end of the year. He is a veteran breakfast host and has been hosting the 666 ABC Canberra Breakfast show since January 2014.
23
Sep
2016

Mereseini Vuniwaqa takes up new role in the Fijian ministry

Mereseini Vuniwaqa, GDLP '98

Mereseini Vuniwaqa has been appointed as the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation in the Fijian ministry. She was the former Minister for Land and Mineral Resources.
21
Sep
2016

Maya Sen appointed Director of family law firm

Maya Sen, LLB '96, BA (Hons) '98

Maya Sen has been appointed as the Director of Broun Abrahams Burreket (BABLAW) in Sydney. She has over 15 years’ experience and has extensive knowledge as a family lawyer.

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