Global experience for CDU-Harvard law intern

14-Jul-2017

Law student Paul Larder has won an internship at Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

Law student Paul Larder has won an internship at Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic


A Charles Darwin University student’s drive to pursue a career in international refugee law has paid off as he embarks on an internship at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC) in Boston, USA.

School of Law student Paul Larder was selected for the prestigious four-week placement, which will allow him to apply and enhance his knowledge in refugee law while working on real cases and representing clients. 

“I have developed a strong foundation in refugee law through my studies at CDU,” he said.

“This has prepared me for the internship where I will learn and apply practical skills from a US perspective.”

Paul is the third CDU scholar to join the internship, which began after HIRC Deputy Director Professor Sabi Ardalan visited CDU in 2014.

Law academic and CDU-HIRC program coordinator Jeswynn Yogaratnam said the selection of students for the program demonstrated CDU’s wealth of high-achieving law students and its strength in providing opportunities for experiential learning.

The clinic’s students represent asylum seekers, domestic violence survivors and other victims of crime, who seek to avoid forced removal in immigration proceedings in the US.