- President - Danny Baker
- Treasurer - Peter Rutherford
- Secretary - Brodie Coyle
- Competitions Vice-President - Daniel Morey
- Educations & Careers Vice-President - Karla Fernandes
- Publications Vice-President - Matt Grice
- Cafe Manager - Jessica Ellin
- IT Officer - Jessie Longergan
- Social Justice Officer - Sage Adams
- Mature Age Rep - Thomas French
- Criminology Representative - Siobhain Rajasooriar
- Criminology Representative -
- Finance Officer - Nicholas Troy
- Education Officer - Alex Manning
- Careers Officer - Louise Dinnie
- Publications Officer - Janaya Oreb
- Sporting Officer - Kevin Mateiu
- Competitions Officer - Alex Di Rosso
- Competitions Officer - Riya Shah
- General Committee - Timothy Wrathall
- General Committee - Owen Wright
- First Year Representatives -
Daniel is in his final year of his law degree. Daniel came to Murdoch after completing his Bachelor of Commerce at UWA.
Daniel has been actively involved with MSLS from the outset of his degree, be it through competitions or attendance at education and social events. MSLS has been a major part of Daniel’s experience at Murdoch expanding his social and professional skills which he hopes to share with the incoming years.
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 in the tavern drinking a pint or two.
Peter is in his second year of a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Peter joined the Murdoch Student Law Society as Treasurer at the start of 2019 with the aim to update and fix the society’s banking and book keeping systems, and to help improve and streamline financial processing, procedures and accountability.
Peter has a strong interest in promoting the society’s constitutional committee driven role of providing and promoting an inclusive community and services for current Murdoch Law Students.
When Peter isn’t studying in the library/class/lectures you will most likely find him procrastinating in the MSLS Cafe, so if you want to chat, or have MSLS or Law related questions he will probably be happy to act as a sounding board / have a heated argument about ridiculous points of law
If you see me, say Hi
Brodie is in his second year of Law and Business double degree. Re-joining the MSLS team from the Social Justice position in 2018, Brodie is passionate about building a memorable and valuable experience for law students. From the various social events MSLS has to offer to the numerous internal and externally ran competitions, Brodie is a strong advocate for students to get involved, as it is a great way to meet other like-minded students and gain practical legal skills.
Outside of university, he enjoys a premium rave at your local Northbridge venue or binge worthy series with a chocolate milkshake.
Dan is going into his third year of a Bachelor of Law/Arts (Global Politics and Policy). He loves music of all kinds and has in the past named at least 50 different musicians as his “absolute favourite”. He loves theatre and coffee, is a passionate cricket fan, and a keen supporter of the West Coast Eagles and Chicago Bears also.
As the CVP for 2019, he will drill you with propaganda about why you should enter every competition at any chance. Don’t be shy to message him if you have questions!
Karla is in her third year of Law + Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism.
Having previously served as First Year Rep and Educations Officer, she has developed a deep understanding of the Society and their needs. Her aim in the Educations portfolio is to expose students to a wide range of exciting, non-traditional career opportunities. Karla has recently learnt about cricket and enjoys watching the Australians beat India!
Her free time consists of auditioning potential members for her ABBA tribute band, ‘EBBA’; encouraging others to acknowledge the existence of powerful shadow-corporations who control and influence economic trade and alien technology; and rapping.
PVP – Matt Grice
Matt will be going into his 3rd year of a Law/Arts (Sustainable Development) degree.
This is his second year on MSLS, having served as Pubs Officer last year designing posters that could only be described as ‘pure art’. Matt loves cricket, skiing (which leaves him questioning why he lives in WA) and rugby (which, when watching the Wallabies, leaves him questioning his sanity). He loves to cook and attempt to play the piano. Outside of MSLS, Matt serves as the president of Murdoch Christian Union.
Matt is always down to chat politics, theology, defend absurdist art and present his many (correct) submissions on why AFL is inferior to rugby.
Jessica is currently in her second year of law at Murdoch.
In her spare time she enjoys experiencing new food with her loved ones and binge watching Harry Potter. She strongly encourages everyone to come to the cafè! She believes it’s the best place for making new friends, learning about the legal industry through other students and to grab a cheap coffee. You’ll always find her in the law cafe practising her latte art or studying at 1am in the library.
She strongly encourages everybody to become involved in all MSLS opportunities and super fun events!
IT OFFICER – Jessie Longergan
Jessie commenced studying at Murdoch University in 2015. She studies a bachelors of Laws and a bachelor of Business Information Systems. Jessie has enjoyed the benefits of the University’s mooting program. She is looking forward to her first year of being an MSLS Committee Member. Jessie will be 2019’s MSLS IT Officer
Sage Adams is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). After attending and enjoying what MSLS events throughout 2018, Sage wanted to become the Social Justice Officer for 2019. As someone who is very passionate about both human and animal rights, she is very eager to contribute to these causes. Sage also has an adorable 4-month-old kitten, Meko, who takes up most of her time outside of university. You can find her either sleeping in the law library booths or drinking coffee in the law cafe!
MATURE AGE REP – Thomas French
Thomas French has been elected as the MSLS mature age representative for 2019.
He is a 35-year-old electrician and is currently the president of the Electrical Trades Union WA Branch and the ETUs representative on the WA Labor Admin committee. He has owned a business before,and his favourite piece of literary work is Fight Club. He completed his electrical pre-apprenticeship in 2009 and started working with a local Perth company. During his time as an electrician he worked for labour hire companies in construction both in Perth and the Pilbara.
You’ll find him at his weekly Law Cafe shift on Thursday morning, feel free to join him for a chat.
CRIMINOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE – Siobhain Rajasooriar
Siobhain is currently in her second year studying a double degree in law and criminology. She is extremely passionate about criminal justice and the psychological factors that influence offenders to commit crimes. This is her first year joining the MSLS committee and she is excited to set up fun and exciting opportunities for fellow criminology students. In her free time, she is usually binge watching a series on Netflix or reading a book on a beach near Fremantle. If you see her around don’t hesitate to say hi or ask any questions!
CRIMINOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE –
Nicholas is currently studying his second year of law and business. He prefers to be called Nick and will be mildly perturbed if you spell it without the ‘k’. He loves mooting competitions and has a goal of participating in every moot Murdoch or the MSLS has to offer. You would probably find him studying in the library, socialising at the tav, or locked away in the moot room preparing for IMLAM. Most likely the last one.
Alex is a second year Law and Global Politics student (LLB/BA double degree). Alex’s first year was spent participating in many MSLS competitions and has come to greatly appreciate what it offers the University, in particular, the dip platter and free drinks at competitions. In his role as Educations Officer, you will see Alex spamming the Careers and Educations Facebook page with job offers and informative events. Outside of Uni, Alex enjoys procrastinating on the piano, being at a pub, and is a firm believer that, had it not been for dogs, the world would have imploded years ago. If you have any questions about the Educations portfolio or MSLS, he can be found studying at the library, at the Tav or buying food he doesn’t need.
CAREERS OFFICER – Louise Dinnie
Louise is in her honours year of her Law degree minoring in Australian Indigenous Studies. Her role as Careers Officer includes being the editor-in-chief of MSLS’s annual Career and Clerkship guides and assisting the Educations Vice-President and Educations officer. Louise will use her experience of the clerkship process and graduate applications to enhance the Careers and Clerkship guide’s usability and provide insight into the daunting process. When not at the law café or hard at work in the library, Louise can be found down at the beach with her dog or having a delicious looking brunch. Louise is also works at the law library help desk, so if you have any questions do not be afraid to ask!
PUBLICATIONS OFFICER – Janaya Oreb
Janaya is in her third year studying a double degree in Law and Global Security. She also has a twin sister that is also studying at Murdoch. Janaya has really enjoyed all the social events and competitions run by MSLS since starting her uni studies. In her spare time Janaya plays netball and futsal. She also watches a lot of TV and secretly loves trashy reality shows. You can find Janaya either at the Law Café or at the Student Hub ordering Roll’d. If you see her around, don’t hesitate to have a chat!
Kevin is currently in the second year of Law, and first year of serving on the MSLS Committee as Sports Officer. He is excited to get more involved with MSLS after seeing the effort they put in for the students, during his first year. He spends most of his time outside of uni either playing ice-hockey, or trying to figure out why his favourtie hockey team is having such a terrible season (usually the latter). Other hobbies include leaving assignments to the last minute, and tennis. If you see him around, feel free to introduce yourself and have a chat.
Alex is in his second year of a Law/Journalism double degree (because Journalism is a good way to dodge essays). He ran for Competitions Officer because he felt he should contribute something to MSLS after spending most of his first year going from one competition to the next eating the free food and making up surprisingly convincing gibberish. His interests outside of uni include Australian politics (which is depressing) and the Fremantle Dockers (which is worse). Feel free to hit him up if you have any questions about MSLS in general or comps in particular – he will be only slightly sarcastic before helping you.
Riya is in her second year of a Law/Arts combined degree (Global Politics and Policy). After spending her first year participating in every competition she could, she thought it would be a good idea to help to run the competitions. Riya believes competitions are a great way for students to both gain some practical legal experience and make friends. You can probably find her in the Law Library trying to distract herself and others from actually studying. In her spare time, Riya enjoys playing and coaching tennis as well as soaking up the sun at some beach north of the river. Feel free to have a chat with her if you ever see her around.
Tim is currently in the third 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 semi fluent in German. He enjoys watching footy and cricket, and spending more time than he probably should watching TV. Tim has also been involved in the mooting program at Murdoch, including in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Moot. You can usually find him hanging out at either the law cafe or the tavern. Feel free to come over and ask him any questions, he’ll be happy to give some advice as long as it keeps him away from his work!
GENERAL COMMITTEE – Owen Wright
Owen heading into his third year of Law, his first year of International Aid and Development, and his fifth year of crying himself to sleep and severe procrastination. Owen loves his friends, cheap food, cheap drinks and a good time, luckily most of those things can be found with the MSLS so Owen doesn’t have far to stray to be happy. You can usually find him hanging out in the Law Café, Law Library, Student Hub or Tav (let’s be honest, mostly the Tav). He’s always up for a chat so come and say hi, he’ll probably try and convince you to come to MSLS events (which are great btw), but trust us, he does have a personality beyond that.
Or maybe not idek.
FIRST YEAR REPRESENTATIVES
TO BE CONFIRMED