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Zeffert, Henrietta


University College Cork, Ireland


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2016/2017

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


My PhD project explores the concept of home in international law. I was supervised by Professor Susan Marks and Professor Linda Mulcahy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012-2016.
I have a Bachelor in Laws (Hons) and BA (Latin/Classics) from the University of Melbourne (2007) and a Bachelor of Civil Laws (Dist) from the University of Oxford (2010). I am a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. I was research assistant to Professor Hilary Charlesworth at the Australian National University, and associate (clerk) to the Honourable Justice Susan Crennan AC, High Court of Australia, in 2011.
I co-teach Advanced Mediation and Negotiationwith Professor Mulcahy at the London School of Economics Summer School. I have also taught International Law: Contemporary Issues and International Human Rights Law in the Summer School. At Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, I teach Legal Method and Reasoning and have taught Dispute Resolution in the Juris Doctor program.
As an MWP fellow, I hope to continue my research on international law and home, working towards publication of my PhD project.
I founded Right Now (2005) and Right Now Radio (2008), a volunteer, not-for-profit media organisation focused on human rights issues in Australia. Since 2005 Right Now has covered human rights issues through accessible and engaging online, print and radio media. In 2015, Right Now produced Poetic Justice, an anthology of the best essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia.
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