Past RMIT JD Students – Where are they now?

Sophie Capicchiano Young completed the RMIT JD in 2015. We had a chat with her to see what she’s been up to since.

Sophie Capicchiano Young

When did you graduate, what have you been up to since then?
I graduated in 2015. Since then, I have completed my masters in international law in Geneva and I have worked predominantly in legal research, specifically in international human rights law and international refugee law. I’ve published a few academic articles on the European Common Asylum System and I have another forthcoming on the Australian offshore detention regime and customary international law. In September, I start my PhD in London in international law and human rights with a focus on litigation in refugee law. I also got married along the way and adopted a dog!

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Karl Shami completed the RMIT JD in 2016. We had a chat with him to see what he’s been up to since.

Karl ShamiWhen did you graduate, what have you been up to since then?
I graduated at the end of 2016, and completed a clerkship with the Maurice Blackburn at the end of 2016.  I spent the next year working as a paralegal and volunteering at community legal centres.  In March 2018 I started a traineeship at Maurice Blackburn, which I am currently undertaking, currently rotating through the Social Justice Practice.

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