Teaching and supervision

PhD and Masters by Research

We welcome PhD and Masters students wishing to undertake research in refugee law.  For further information, please see the UNSW Law High Degree Research website.

The Centre is currently supervising the following research candidates:

  • Emma Dunlop; 'Justice in exile: A study of UNHCR's legal obligations to ensure refugee access to domestic courts and dispute resolution mechanisms' (Jane McAdam/Melissa Crouch)
  • Khanh Hoang, 'Common goals with shared values: The transition of Chinese criminal justice' (Jane McAdam/Rosalind Dixon)
  • Riona Moodley, '"Extraterritorial processing" of asylum seekers outside the European Union: A panacea for the future' (Jane McAdam/Justine Nolan)
  • Luke Potter, 'To what extent can Local Government Authorities (LGAs) build durable solutions to protect against disaster displacement risk in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific?' (Jane McAdam/Melissa Crouch)
  • Tamara Wood, ‘In search of the African refugee – Article I(2) of the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa' (Jane McAdam/Sarah Williams)


Undergraduate and JD courses

Centre Members teach a range of undergraduate and JD courses at UNSW related to refugee law.  These include:

  • Forced Migration, Human Rights and International Law
  • Australian Immigration Law and Practice
  • Hong Kong Refugee Law Clinic
  • Human Rights Clinic
  • Public Interest Litigation: Origins and Strategies
  • Administrative Law
  • Research thesis

Course offerings may vary each semester. Please refer to the Law timetable for current courses.

For more information about these and other courses offered at UNSW, please browse the Online Handbook. 

Internships

The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law offers internships each semester for UNSW students enrolled in the Undergraduate Law or Juris Doctor program.

Interns support the Centre’s projects through assisting with research projects, publications and events. The internship provides an opportunity for students to learn about issues relating to asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, the region and globally, and to gain an understanding of the role of research in informing legal and policy change.

‘I have just completed my semester-long internship at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Law. This internship gave me with the opportunity to expand my understanding of how international refugee law is applied and understood in a domestic context.

Throughout the semester, I was exposed to a wide range of projects that represented the diverse nature of the work undertaken by the Centre. These projects included researching the economic and social costs of Australia’s asylum seeker policies, drafting a submission to the Committee against Torture in regards to Australia’s adherence to the principle of non-refoulement, assisting with the Centre’s new website through the editing and drafting of content, and perhaps most unexpectedly engaging with high school students as part of Global Dignity Day. When viewed altogether, the many varied projects I was exposed to during my internship represent the breadth and diversity of work undertaken by the Centre.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work alongside and learn from the dedicated and hardworking staff of the Kaldor Centre and I hope to remain involved with the Centre in the future.’

Nicholas Newlands
Social Justice Intern
Semester 2, 2014

For information on how to apply, please see the UNSW Faculty of Law Social Justice Internship Program.


Postgraduate courses

Centre Members teach a range of postgraduate courses at UNSW related to refugee law.  These include:

  • International Refugee Law
  • Human Rights Internship Program
  • Human Rights Law in Practice (New York Summer School)
  • Transnational Policing and Human Rights
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Administrative Law

Course offerings may vary each semester. Please refer to the Law timetable for current courses.

For more information about these and other courses offered at UNSW, please browse the Online Handbook.