The Tasmania Law Reform Institute Law Reform Scholarships were awarded last week at Government House in Hobart to two outstanding UTAS students Gina Goh and Megwyn Mosenthal. The ceremony provided a wonderful opportunity for a meeting of five high-achieving UTAS students or alumni, at different stages of their careers
2021 Vanessa Goodwin Law Reform Scholar : Gina Goh
The University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government established the Dr Vanessa Goodwin Scholarship in honour of the late and highly respected Attorney-General, lawyer and criminologist. This year the PEAT Scholarship is being awarded to the co-ranked applicant for the Dr Vanessa Goodwin Scholarship. The two successful applicants will continue Dr Goodwin’s work on law reform and social justice in Tasmania.
Gina Goh is in her final year of a Bachelor of Laws and since September 2020 has been working as an intern at the Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI). Currently, as recipient of the Dr Vanessa Goodwin Law Reform Scholarship, she is working on the Tasmanian Constitution Law Reform Project. She is the President of the Student Legal Service, which is run by dedicated UTAS Law students to provide free legal advice to members of the community.
2021 PEAT Law Reform Scholar : Megwyn Mosenthal
Megwyn Mosenthal is in her fourth year of an Arts/Law degree. Megwyn's PEAT (Preventing Elder Abuse in Tasmania) Scholarship will allow her to work with a range of experts on elder abuse reform through an internship at the TLRI. She was inspired to act in this area after reading about human rights breaches in aged care homes during the coronavirus lockdowns, becoming aware of the integral role of law reform as societal values evolve.
Megwyn, second from left, and Gina, second from right, are pictured with the Attorney General, Elise Archer, the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC and the PEAT Lead Researcher, Dr Suanne Lawrence.