"We acted for a Hazara man from Afghanistan, who had travelled to Australia by boat and made an unsuccessful application for asylum, and we were appealing the decision to reject his claim. My responsibilities included mounting and drafting legal arguments to be used in our written submissions, as well as attending conference with counsel to discuss the strategy of the case.
It was a fulfilling matter to be involved in and one of the highlights of my grad year. Going from studying Administrative Law at university to being directly involved with a judicial review in a federal court in the space of 12 months was exciting and rewarding. On a professional level, it was great to have made a meaningful contribution in a Federal Circuit Court matter. I felt lucky to get real exposure to a fascinating area of law in which Landers does a lot of significant work."