Sydney LLB Graduate Profile

2 September 2010

In this latest instalment of our Sydney LLB Graduate Profiles, we hear from Clare Gardoll, who is working at the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (Private Sector), World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA.

"I am currently working at the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman for the private sector arm of the World Bank Group in Washington DC," Clare said.

"The office has three functions - Compliance, Advisory and Ombudsman (mediation).

"I have been working within the Advisory function, which reports directly to the President of the World Bank.

"I recently completed co-authorship of an Advisory Note for the President related to the Review and Update Process of the private sector arm's Environmental and Social Performance Standards, which have been adopted by 67 international financial institutions known as the "Equator Principles."

"Working as an analyst in the private sector arm of the World Bank Group has been an incredible opportunity to witness the interplay between private sector investment and international development.

"The intellectual rigor of such a fascinating international institution creates an unparalleled environment.

"In addition, on any given day, I am able to walk the halls and attend meetings in French, Spanish or even Italian!

"Attending law school at Sydney provided me with the necessary skills to pursue my interest in international development and alternative dispute resolution.

"I wish to credit the commitment of my teachers at law school in encouraging me to pursue unique opportunities and demonstrating admirable leadership- especially Kate Miles, Ben Saul and Graeme Coss."

Clare graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Languagues) with Distinction in 2005.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with First Class Honours in 2010.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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