Indigenous lawyer from UQ is 2019 Rhodes Scholar

17 Oct 2018

A University of Queensland graduate has been named the Queensland 2019 Rhodes Scholar.

Jordan English holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (First-class honours) from UQ and was awarded a University Medal in Law.

He is currently a Bachelor of Civil Law candidate at the University of Oxford.

Mr English has worked with Brisbane law firms in dispute resolution during his studies and after graduation, and has been a Judge’s Associate at the High Court of Australia.

An Indigenous lawyer, Mr English was an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies Unit ambassador throughout his studies at UQ and supervised and mentored Indigenous high school students during week-long InspireU Law camps to provide insight into law school life.

He has participated in mock moots for Indigenous primary school students, met with high school students considering tertiary study and spoken at the Indigenous Schools Queensland Constitutional Convention and mentored students in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Legal Moot.

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