Emma Roff received the Maree Ayers Prize for Criminal Justice, the Mick Dodson Indigenous Prize for Law, and the Dean’s Certificate for Law Internship for a project written at the ACT Women’s Legal Centre.
Have you undertaken any international opportunities or clinical internships? If so, how have they shaped your outlook on law?
My internship at the Women’s Legal Centre was a similarly valuable experience, where I researched employment discrimination protections for victims of family violence. The internship was a fantastic opportunity to utilise the practical skills from my degree in a client-focused setting. I worked under the wonderful supervision of Belinda Millar who gave me the opportunity to experience the importance of advocacy in legal practice, particularly when working with vulnerable clients.
Who has been your most influential academic and why?
I’m very grateful to the convenor, Lecturer Mary Spiers Williams, who provided us with the tools and freedom to deconstruct black letter law.
What are your next steps, planned or aspired, after graduation?
I am currently working part-time at Ashurst while working and finishing my studies before commencing a position as an associate to Justice Mossop in the ACT Supreme Court in mid-2020.
Read more about Emma Roff's story here.