Getting a taste of research

A Summer Research Scholarship at The Australian National University is an exceptional research opportunity for undergraduate students, providing insight into what studying for an Honours or a graduate research degree is all about. Meet the three scholars who are working at the ANU College of Law this summer:

Jan Mihal is working under the supervision of Joshua Neoh on the topic 'Law and Love in the Bible,' focusing on the Garden of Eden narrative. He has completed an LLB (Hons) and BA (Hons - majoring in Philosophy) at the University of Melbourne. His Philosophy Honours thesis dealt with the metaphysics of fictional characters and the role of the author in their creation and existence.

Russell finished his BA/LLB (Hons) at the University of Sydney in 2013. He came to ANU after spending 6 months working with a non-government organisation in Thailand focusing on improving the standard of legal education, access to justice and respect for the rule of law. He is currently working on a research project on law of the sea under the supervision of Professor Donald Rothwell. Russell will be examining the legal basis and implications of the ‘nine dash line’ claim of the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea.

After a 10 year stint as a professional musician in the Australian Army, Amy relocated to Townsville in North Queensland where she has just completed a Bachelor of Arts in English at James Cook University. She is undertaking her scholarship at The National Centre for Indigenous Studies, where she is researching the relationship between discourse surrounding Indigenous incarceration and prison building in the ACT and Northern Territory through the analysis of Hansard, policy documents, and mainstream news media.

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