- President - Carmen Grobbelaar
- Secretary - Gemma Szumilak
- Treasurer - Angela Khemlani
- Competitions Vice-President - Calum Moultrie
- Educations & Careers Vice-President - Marché Bantum
- Publications Vice-President - Daniel Baker
- Social & Sporting Vice-President - Daniel Bone
- Cafe Manager - Nicola Greenshields
- IT Officer - Sam Coten
- Social Justice Officer - Lauren Chambers
- Mature Age Rep - Charlotte Sykora Solomon
- Criminology Representative - Lucy Stronach
- Criminology Representative - Claudia Martelli
- Finance Officer - Rebecca Kale
- Education Officer - Karla Fernandes
- Careers Officer - Sarah Payne
- Publications Officer - Matt Grice
- Social Officer - Cody Stevenson
- Sporting Officer - Timothy Wrathall
- Competitions Officer - Owen Wright
- Competitions Officer - Daniel Morey
- General Committee - Troy Sauzier
- General Committee - Elisha Rayner
- First Year Representatives
Carmen is in her fourth year of a double degree in Law and Criminology. She has been on the MSLS Committe since 2015, holding both the Socials Vice President and Competitions Vice President roles. MSLS has been a major part of Carmen’s study, it has allowed her to increase her social and professional skills which she hopes to translate into her Presidency in 2018. When she is not running around stressing about the committee, you will find Carmen socialising in the Cafe or Tavern or hiding on a beach somewhere in Joondalup. Carmen also currently holds the position of Law Board Representative. If you have any questions about MSLS or Law School in general, please feel free to add her on Facebook or contact her via email.
Gemma previously held the position of Social Justice Officer in 2017 and looks forward to serving the the law school student body as Secretary throughout 2018. Graduating at the end of 2018, Gemma hopes to leave MSLS in a positive and strong position. Her hobbies include saying that she should ‘really get back into some kind of exercise’, vacuuming dog fur off everything and telling people she’s ‘not actually a lawyer yet’. Gemma understands what it’s like being new or shy and wants to assure everyone that MSLS is a fantastic society to get involved in and a great way to make friends. Please speak to her if you see her around, she’s always willing to listen and help out where possible.
My name is Angela Khemlani and I am a student studying a double degree in law and accounting. I have always had a knack for numbers and I feel that undertaking the position and responsibilities of a Treasurer would allow me to further develop my knowledge in accounting. It would also give me the opportunity to give back to Murdoch Student Law Society and its members. I started my accounting journey in high school and my knowledge was developed further whilst studying my business diploma. My previous work experience was at IGA as a check-out operator. Working at IGA has extensively enhanced my knowledge of cash handling and the importance of ensuring the cash register was always balanced. Due to my interest in book keeping, every summer, I assist my father’s company in ensuring the accounts are balanced and funds entering and exiting the business are recorded and monitored thoroughly. To satisfy my interest in the business world, I keep up to date with business reviews and articles. I believe that I am suitable for this role due to my experience with accounts in business and my keen eye for detail with numbers. As Treasurer, I will ensure that all cash flow budgets are managed correctly and that the members are getting maximum benefit for the money they spend.
Calum is a third year Law and Finance student studying at Murdoch. Having previously served as First Year Representative, Calum is looking to inject his enthusiasm for advocacy and practical legal skills into the competitions portfolio. Having used these skills during a successful run in the Kirby Contract Moot in 2017, Calum hopes that a successful competitions portfolio in 2018 will enable other students to similarly develop essential skills for their future endeavours. In his spare time, Calum is an avid soccer fan, both refereeing and playing the game.
Marché Bantum is in his 6th and final year in a double degree of LLB/BA (Asian Studies). A successful mooter and University ambassador, Marché has a wealth of experience pertaining to education and careers. This year, Marché’s focus as the Education & Careers Vice President will be on expanding the employment landscape for law students and introducing them to career pathways to innovative industries, Government and NGOs’. Likewise, Marché will focus on proliferating education and careers events within the traditional law-firm pathway.
PVP – DANIEL BAKER
Daniel is in his penultimate year of his graduate LLB degree. Daniel moved to Murdoch after completing his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at UWA, majoring in marketing and business law. Daniel has been actively involved with MSLS since the outset of his degree, through competing in a myriad of competitions or via his attendance at one of the many social events of the MSLS calendar. If he’s not planning his next escapade abroad he’s more than likely just returned from the last adventure. Daniel is as likely to be in the lecture room scribbling down notes, as he is at the tavern drinking a pint or two.
Daniel is currently in his fourth year of a Law and Finance degree at Murdoch, and is the current Socials and Sporting Vice President for the 2018 MSLS Committee. This is Daniel’s second position on the MSLS Committee, having previously run the Competitions portfolio in 2016. Daniel likes to spend his spare time going out with friends, relaxing, or doing not a whole lot in the Law Café, so feel free to say hi if you are around, or flick him an email if you have any questions about the Social and Sporting events, or about MSLS or Murdoch in general.
Nicola is in her third year of a Law and Criminology double degree, and this is her second consecutive year in MSLS. A few of her favourite things in life are fitness, good food, and her Great Dane named Benny. You can often find her procrastinating and stressing in the law cafe – make sure you come say hi! But beware: she will show you lots of photos of Benny!
IT OFFICER – SAM COTEN
Sam is a third-year Law/Science (Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology) who works part-time in ICT support. He is a passionate traveller, is always ready to meet new people and has been known to enjoy the occasional party. In the world of sport, he sits on the Perth City Swimming Club Executive Committee as the Club’s Secretary, having been involved with the sport for many years. In his free time, Sam officiates elite level swimming, partakes in wine, and appreciates good food.
Lauren is a Commerce graduate who majored in Accounting and Business Law. With a passion for studying the law she is now in Murdoch’s Graduate entry course. She has a strong interest in the United Nations and the Sustainable Development goals. In the past, Lauren has been a heavily dedicated volunteer with the United Nations Association of WA and is very excited to participate in the UN Geneva Program. With a passion for all areas of social justice she is dedicated to pursuing the fight against modern day slavery with a focus on human trafficking, and advocating for women’s rights and gender equity. Lauren has a love for animals, especially dogs, and would rescue all in need if she could! She is keen to be part of developing and strengthening the legal infrastructure surrounding animal justice and welfare here in Western Australia. Lauren is friendly, approachable and encourages being part of a law school where everyone feels welcome and comfortable.
MATURE AGE REP – CHARLOTTE SYKORA SOLOMON
Charlotte is a mature age student having taken a few years (decades) away from study to work and raise a family. Charlotte’s background is in government and community engagement. She has already planned out in detail the next four years of her student life and is aiming for placements abroad to complete her degree. In her spare time, she creates jewellery under her own label and enjoys cultural exchanges through travel and hosting travellers.
CRIMINOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE – LUCY STRONACH
Lucy is a fourth year student studying a double major in Criminology and Security, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Studies, minoring in Psychology. She is extremely passionate about criminal justice and more specifically the topics of human trafficking and women’s justice. Lucy’s other hobbies include travelling, martial arts and volunteer work, and she has interned at various organisations including the WA Police and Aastha Parivaar (a body for the empowerment and justice of sex workers in India). After her Honours studies, Lucy plans on travelling and pursuing a career in the criminal justice system either in Australia or overseas.
CRIMINOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE – CLAUDIA MARTELLI
Claudia is currently in her fifth and final year studying a double bachelor of law and arts majoring in Criminology. This is her first year joining the MSLS Committee and hopes to pass on her knowledge and fun attitude to the rest of the Murdoch law students. Her hobbies include; drinking coffee, sleeping at the beach, or travelling. If you ever need any questions answered or help with anything please don’t hesitate to ask her.
Rebecca is in her second year of law at Murdoch studying a double degree in Law and Economics! Rebecca joined MSLS after experiencing just how much MSLS helps first years settle into life at Law school and build a sense of community. Rebecca is a serial over-committer and can’t wait to tackle everything the committee has to offer. She loves a good book, is not a huge fan of summer, despises sand and adores a good pair of shoes. Unlike many other Law students Rebecca only barely tolerates coffee but loves a good cuppa tea, come find her in the law cafe!
Karla is in her second year of Law and Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Her role as Educations Officer in the MSLS Committee includes running the Women Lawyers of Western Australia (WLWA) mentoring session, sourcing content for the Education and Careers Bulletin and assisting the Careers Officer and EVP. In her free time Karla is a musician who enjoys teaching, critiquing and understanding a wide range of musical genres. She’s an animal lover (with the exception of snakes) and a total extrovert who can strike up a conversation with a brick wall. If you see her around, don’t hesitate to say hi!
CAREERS OFFICER –
Sarah is currently in her third year of a double degree in Law and Human Resource Management. In 2018, Sarah will be fulfilling the role of Careers Officer. Sarah will be taking on her third year on the MSLS Committee after completing the roles of First Year Representative and Socials Officer. Sarah believes MSLS provides an unparalleled medium for social, educational and professional engagement, not only with fellow students, but also the legal profession. Sarah can usually be found at the the law café drinking as many caffeinated beverages as humanly possible, tearing up the dance floor at any and all MSLS event, or studying in the 24hr section. So don’t hesitate to come over and say hey (she doesn’t bite).
PUBLICATIONS OFFICER – MATT GRICE
Matt is in his 2nd year of a double degree in Law and Sustainable Development. Matt spent most of his first year at uni absolutely loving everything MSLS had to offer, notably the cheese served after competitions. Outside of uni Matt plays basketball badly, piano very badly and soccer in a manner that doesn’t attract too much mocking. As clearly evident from his physique, Matt enjoys anything beach related. Matt spends his spare time restraining himself from spending ridiculous sums of money to go skiing, watching cricket and getting extremely emotionally attached to Australia’s rugby team, the Wallabies. Since starting law school the amount of prayers Matt makes daily has increased by a factor of 10 and he is the secretary for Murdoch Christians United. Matt is always keen to talk however it must be noted replies sent on nights the Wallabies are playing will likely be short, delayed and laden with emotive language..
Cody Stevenson is the 2018 Socials Officer. He was one of two first-year Representatives in 2017 and is excited to continue his involvement with MSLS throughout his time at university. Cody believes that social events are an important part of a balanced student life and a great way for new students to bond and become involved with the society. He can’t wait to get started and would be happy to have a chat and say hello if you see him around the law cafe.
Tim is currently in the second year of his LLB. After attending many MSLS events in his first year, Tim decided to give it a shot himself. He spent a gap year in Germany, and is fluent (kinda) in German. He enjoys watching footy and cricket, and spending more time than he actually has watching TV. You can usually find him hanging out at either the law cafe or the tavern, desperately trying to avoid his assignments. Feel free to come over and ask him any questions, that way he’ll have an excuse to not be doing his work!
Owen is in his second year of a Law/Arts combined degree (Global Politics and Policy). After overcommitting to competitions in first year, Owen thought it might be a good idea to run for Competitions Officer to prevent him from doing it again. He thinks it’s a great way to make friends and procrastinate with assignments. You can find him around most days either napping in the Law Library, napping in the Law Café, or napping while in line to buy chips from the Lunchbox Café.
Dan is in his second year of a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts (Global Politics & Policy) double degree. After competing in every competition he could do in his first year, he chose to help with them as he thinks they’re the best part of Murdoch Law and made him feel like he had a social life in his first year. He is a music tragic, coffee addict, West Coast Eagles, Cricket Australia and Chicago Bears fan, hummus consumer, self-confessed theatre lover, TV show binger, and expert procrastinator. In his spare time, he can probably be found in a cafe somewhere in Perth muttering to himself about music or the current state of Australian politics, or redeeming his fifth or sixth loyalty card at Lord of the Fries. Dan likes to pretend he has time to kill, so feel free to hit him up if you have any questions!
Troy is one of the 2018 MSLS General Committee Members and is in his fifth and final year of law. Troy, in the past, has been involved with MSLS as the SVP and as IT Officer, he has competed in several mooting competitions including Kirby and Jessup, and has been on exchange to Germany (and kinda got deported). If you have any law school related questions (including re assignments), Troy is happy to help in any and every way he can! Troy is also a bit of a football (both AFL and European) fanatic, having spent wayyy too much money to see CR7 score and to see the Eagles get smashed in a Granny (lol, kms). Troy, like every other normal person on the planet, is a huge Star Wars fan. Troy looks forward to getting to know you in 2018!
GENERAL COMMITTEE – ELISHA RAYNER
Elisha previously completed a Bachelor of Communications and briefly moved to New York before returning to studying Law at Murdoch. She was the 2017 MSLS Publications Vice President, and in 2018 is taking on the Murdoch Guild as the Disability Representative, as well as the MSLS Committee. In 2017 she won the Negotiations and Client Interview competitions, and she looks forward to competing at ALSA and in Murdoch competitions in 2018 before she graduates. She loves to travel and has studied in both Israel and Switzerland. Outside of university, she loves the arts and you will catch her at the movies or theatres constantly.
FIRST YEAR REPRESENTATIVES
TO BE CONFIRMED