Brody Warren, ANU BA/LLB graduate, has been awarded the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship for Australian Students to undertake a six month internship at the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
“During my internship I will be assisting with preparations for the upcoming Special commission on three of the Conference’s conventions: concerning the service of documents abroad, the taking of evidence abroad, and international access to justice. I will also be acting as a recording secretary at the Special Commission,” he said. Brody, who is fluent in French and Spanish, will be doing legal research and translation work in the area of international civil procedure.
Brody hopes to work in foreign affairs or legal policy development, and said he is extremely grateful for the opportunity to gain experience in an international organisation. “It is from interactions such as these that we may gain not only a better appreciation of the intricacies of foreign cultures and systems, but also form a new perspective with which to assess our own domestic frameworks and values”, he added.