Bond Alumnus Julien du Vergier is living his long-held dream of pursing further studies at one of the world’s great universities after being awarded a scholarship to study a Master of Law at Cambridge University.
Mr du Vergier’s opportunity to study at the prestigious English university came in June this year when he was awarded the full academic Patrick Moore Scholarship by the Cambridge Australia Trust.
He has recently arrived in Cambridge to commence his 12-month Master of Law (LLM) postgraduate studies and says he is looking forward to learning from some of the world’s greatest minds.
“I’ve no doubt this opportunity will be not only professionally beneficial, but extremely personally satisfying as well,” said Mr du Vergier.
“I am looking forward to being a part of a very exciting, unique and dynamic student environment,” he said.
As a member of Cambridge’s St Edmund’s College, founded in 1896, Mr du Vergier will be living in residence and is anticipating a lifestyle steeped in the traditions of an old medieval university, which celebrated its 800th anniversary last year.
“Generally speaking, I would like to be active in my College community, contribute to the development of ideas in the Law School and be involved in some of the wider, socially conscious societies of the University,” he said.
Graduating from Bond University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Mr du Vergier has spent the last year completing his practical legal training with top-tier law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques and was admitted to practice in September.
He believes his time at Bond University has prepared him well for the challenges that lie ahead.
“The Faculty of Law’s mooting program has had a particularly significant contribution to my successful placement and my ability to make the most of the opportunities that will come my way at Cambridge,” he said.
Also in the United Kingdom to pursue further studies, but at Oxford University, is Bond Alumnus Rachel Mansted who graduated Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) / International Relations in 2007 and will be undertaking a Bachelor of Civil Laws (Oxford’s equivalent Master of Law).