This summer we welcome three new Summer Research Scholars. Undergraduate students from across the continent, over the Tasman Sea, and across town who will be conducting an eight week research project at the ANU College of Law.
These students have chosen to spend their summer at ANU so they can take this exceptional opportunity to work closely with leading legal experts, and get an insight into what legal research is all about. ANU has an amazing combination of world-class facilities and specialist research environments, leading researchers and an excellent community program which provides these scholars with the perfect blend of education and sense of belonging to a strong research community.
Sara Anicic from the University of Western Australia will be working with A/Prof Kath Hall exploring the impacts of the global spread of powerful, sector dominating corporations, and how best to use international law to regulate these non-state actors so that abuses of power such as corruption are minimised.
Sara is excited to venture away from home and get a feel for what doing higher degree research at ANU would be like, before fully committing to a PhD.
Sara said, “This program gives me the whole experience – the academic support, access to resources and contacts, collegiality and social life. It also allows me to be involved in new research in a new field, and see my work have an impact and significance beyond my marks.”
Joy Twemlow from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and Weng Kin San from ANU will both be supervised by Dr Ron Levy as they explore how constitutional referendums are justified by the theory of deliberative democracy. Together they will work on refining a draft paper to bring to publication.
Kin said, “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to hone the arguments in a paper which is already in a late draft stage. I’m going to enjoy refining the reasoning and concentrating on crafting the final written piece.” For Joy, the appeal of the program was to broaden her intellectual horizons and be exposed to new perspectives, attitudes and ideas through her new academic colleagues and social contacts.
Joy said, “I don’t want to embed myself in a particular world view too early. I want to see the other side of the coin and put a few more spices on my shelf.”
Summer Research Scholars have a fantastic opportunity to research at one of the world’s top law schools while enjoying an adventure in Australia’s national capital. ANU Law offers a huge variety of programs and experiences to develop and challenge students. If you want to know how you can get more from law, visit our website.