I am really grateful for my time at ANU, which has prepared me for life as a lawyer. I found my honours semester to be particularly valuable in offering additional academic rigour.
ANU Law alumna Alice Bradshaw (BComm ’14 /LLB (Hons, 1st) ’14) has given her international career a boost by presenting at a conference in Rome after she received the International Bar Association's 2018 Antitrust and Trade Law Section scholarship.
Alice won the prize for her essay entitled ‘The Antitrust Antidote? Why #HipsterAntitrust should not be used to save the world’.
“In September I presented at the panel ‘Addressing national and public interests: are antitrust, trade and foreign investment rules the way to go,’” Alice, the Sydney-based associate at Clifford Chance, recalls.
“I spoke to the Australian experience in having a "public interest test" in our merger regime, and how the Federal Court and Competition Tribunal have interpreted this test in the merger assessment context.
“The panels were all very topical, and it was interesting to hear about legal developments in other jurisdictions.
“The conference was a fantastic opportunity to hear from leading lawyers around the world, including judges and partners at leading law firms.
“I gained a more global perspective on my work, connected with interesting lawyers and had my first experience presenting at a conference.”
“I am really grateful for my time at ANU, which has prepared me for life as a lawyer,” she says.
“I found my honours semester to be particularly valuable in offering additional academic rigour.”
The International Bar Association (IBA), the world's largest international organisation of law societies, bar associations and individual lawyers, offers young lawyers various scholarships to attend its prominent annual conference that attracts thousands of lawyers.