The Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers Scholarship is an annual initiative, open to all students enrolled in a course of secondary, tertiary or post-graduate practical education/training. Each year students will be invited to explore issues touching on the intersection of immigration, law, social justice and multiculturalism.
The topic for the inaugural Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers Scholarship is:
Immigration lawyers acting for asylum seekers are "unAustralian". Respond.
There is no set format, provided that it can be engaged with online. Your submission might take the form of a traditional or photo essay; a documentary or animated video; a short story or biography; a satirical piece such as a mock judgment, advertisement or legal opinion; a series of interviews; a poster or infographic; a stand-up comedy routine or a cartoon; an app or video game; or any other form that can be transmitted online.
Do what you do best. Whatever your skillset, impress us with your legal scholarship, your passionate activism, or your wit and creativity.
The winner shall be awarded:
1. $1,000; and
2. an additional $1,000 donated to their choice of:
(a) community legal centre; or
(b) university/school/TAFE; or
(c) any non-profit that assists immigrants
There will be two rounds.
Round 1: People's Choice
A shortlist of finalists will be produced based on the number of "Likes" each submission accumulates on our Facebook page.
Round 2: National Panel of Judges
A national panel of some of Australia's most distinguished lawyers, academics and journalists will select a winner from the shortlist. The panel comprises:
Dr Laurie Berg, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney
Associate Professor Peter Billings, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
Kathy Bogoyev, Principal Solicitor, The Humanitarian Group
Josh Butler, Senior Reporter, Network Ten
Andrea Christie-David, Partner & COO, Salvos Legal Humanitarian
Professor Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
Ben Doherty, Immigration Correspondent, The Guardian
Professor Michelle Foster, Director, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Dr Daniel Ghezelbash, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University
Dr Lisa Hartley, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Human Rights Education, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University
Tanya Jackson-Vaughan, Executive Director, Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS)
Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny, Associate Professor in Law, Murdoch
Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, CEO & Founder, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
Associate Professor Savitri Taylor, Law School, La Trobe University
Michael Koziol, Immigration and Legal Affairs Reporter, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
Professor Wendy Lacey, Dean and Head of the School of Law, University of South Australia
Greg Mackay, Director, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)
Dr Rowena Maguire, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
David Manne, Executive Director and Principal Solicitor, Refugee Legal
Ali Mojtahedi, Principal Solicitor, Immigration Advice & Rights Centre (IARC)
Dr Maria O'Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University
Emily Rutherford, Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia (RASSA)
Gary Samowitz, CEO, Stand Up
Rashida Yosufzai, Reporter, SBS News
Associate Professor Matthew Zagor, Director of Law Reform And Social Justice, ANU College of Law, Australian National University
We will be taking submissions from 15 May 2018 to 1 October 2018.
Round 1 will close on 1 October. A shortlist will be produced based on a Facebook poll of "Likes" - see above.
Round 2 will commence shortly after and the national panel of judges will make its selection by 1 November, when the winner is announced.
1. Applicants must be enrolled in a course of secondary or tertiary education or otherwise a postgraduate course of practical training required for qualification in any given vocation/profession.
(a) must be capable of being read/viewed/engaged with online
(b) must be original content and not published anywhere else
(c) must not be offensive or defamatory
Failure to comply with the Rules will result in disqualification.
Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers will retain exclusive rights to the content of all submissions, which will be published at our discretion.
Submit your entry and evidence of enrolment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Scholarship Submission 2018”. Large files may need to be provided via a file sharing service such as OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive etc or posted to us at:
Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers
580 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121
We will confirm receipt.
Your submission should include the following information:
*Entrants under 18 must provide their submissions via a teacher at their school, and contact details should be those of the relevant teacher responsible, not the student.
We look forward to receiving your Scholarship submission and wish you the best of luck.
All queries should be emailed to email@example.com with the subject heading “Scholarship Query”.