If anyone ever looks at my transcript they’ll see a complete change that year
Ellie Greenwood and Andreas Sherborne are the shared recipients of the Blackburn Medal for Research in Law.
The success of this year’s Blackburn Medallists, Ellie Greenwood and Andreas Sherborne, is testament to their dedication to their chosen topics.
The focus of Andreas’s honours thesis was private international law however, it wasn’t always clear that Andreas would excel in law. In high school he was more interested in science and even took the ANU Extension course in Chemistry with an eye to going into neurosciences.
But he also loved languages and diplomacy, and realising that led him to law. When he took Conflict of Laws in his fourth year his focus really honed in on private international law.
“If anyone ever looks at my transcript they’ll see a complete change that year,” he said.
“It shows that hard work and interest can really combine to produce something amazing.”
Ellie took the bold step of holding ANU to account in her thesis on the failure of Australian universities to respond adequately to sexual assault occurring in their communities.
“I was attracted to do Honours because of the opportunity it presented to do in-depth research (by undergrad standards) on an issue that I am passionate about,” she said.
“The opportunity to work with Wayne Morgan, whose work and teaching I greatly admire, was also a big selling point.”