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Alumni updates 2016

3 October 2016
Our alumni in the news

In the last year, many of our alumni have been recognised in honours lists, received awards, and been promoted to eminent positions. Our congratulations to them all. 

Sibella Matthews

Sibella Matthews 

Sibella Matthews (BEcSocSc ’11 LLB(Hons I) ’13), a Sydney solicitor and policy advisor who is passionate about juvenile justice and child protection systems, received a Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard.

Hannah Ryan

Hannah Ryan 

Hanna Ryan (BA(Hons) ’12 LLB(Hons) ’14) received a Fulbright Scholarship, which she will use to pursue her interest in civil liberties through a Master of Laws (LLM) in the United States.

Michael Kirby

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Former High Court Justice, the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG (BA ’59 LLB ’62 BEc ’66 LLM ’67 LLD ’96), was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a high-level panel on health technology, innovation and access.

Stephen Burley

The Hon. Justice Stephen Burley SC

The Hon. Justice Stephen Burley SC (LLB ’87), a specialist in intellectual property, administrative law, competition and trade practices, was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia.

Edward Santow

Photo: Sydney Morning Herald

Edward Santow

Edward Santow (BA ’01 LLB ’03) was announced as the new Australian Human Rights Commissioner. He currently heads the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, is a director of the Australian Pro Bono Centre and the University of Sydney Law School Foundation. 

Garner Clancey

Dr Garner Clancey

Dr Garner Clancey (MCrim ’00 PhD ’14) is the recipient of the 2016 Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award from the ANZ Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) for his paper in Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

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