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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.

2018 Inaugural Scholarship Topic

The topic for the inaugural Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers Scholarship is:

Immigration lawyers acting for asylum seekers are "unAustralian". Respond.

Format & Criteria 

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


A winner will be selected by a national panel of some of Australia's most distinguished lawyers, academics and journalists. 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

Key Dates 2018

We will be taking submissions from 15 May 2018 to 1 October 2018The national panel of judges will deliberate, following which a winner will be announced on 1 November 2018.

Rules, Terms and Conditions

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.  All members of a team submission must meet this requirement.

2. Submissions:

(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 and final form of all submissions, which will be published at our discretion.

How to Apply

Submit your entry (or entries) and evidence of enrolment to 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

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

We will confirm receipt.

All submission(s) should include the following information for the applicant (or each applicants for team submissions):

  • name
  • university/school/college/TAFE etc
  • course
  • year level
  • email address and telephone number*

*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.

Good Luck!

We look forward to receiving your Scholarship submission and wish you the best of luck.

All queries should be emailed to with the subject heading “Scholarship Query”.
The GloMo Immigration Lawyers Scholarship is an annual competition, open to all tertiary and high school students in Australia. Each year students will be invited to explore issues touching on the intersection of immigration, law, social justice and the Australian community.
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