Past Interns

2023 Interns


Abdullah Al Azawi

Abdullah is a final year Juris Doctor student at Monash University. Prior to commencing his J.D., Abdullah completed a double degree undergraduate in Science and Arts, also at Monash University. The legal areas Abdullah holds the most intertest in are Equity, Administrative, and Corporations Law. Outside his studies, Abdullah served as the JD Activities Director for the Monash LSS (2021-2022); worked as a conveyancing paralegal; served as an LSS Tutor for Equity (2022); and currently serves as a research assistant within the Faculty of Law. Outside law, Abdullah enjoys reading, exercising, and travelling; he writes creatively and published his first music album in 2020.


Ayathma Withanage

Ayathma is a fifth year Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Arts student at Monash University. Her areas of interest include equity, trusts, contract, insolvency, employment, and media law. She has represented Monash University in national and international mooting competitions and is fascinated by cross­-border litigation and arbitration. In her arts degree, she has completed a history major and a minor in Indigenous studies. Ayathma is currently working as a law clerk, undertaking a clinical placement at TradeLab, and is a member of the Monash University Law Review Editorial Committee.


Darsh Chauhan

Darsh is a fourth-year Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) student at Monash University. His legal and research interests are in appellate advocacy, public and constitutional law, novel torts and class action litigation, equity and trusts, and commercial and corporate law, particularly in directors’ duties and public examinations. He works at a law firm in commercial litigation and for a barrister in the area of abuse law, and is also an Assistant Editor of the Monash University Law Review.


Brynnie Rafe

Brynnie is a penultimate year Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (French) student. She has a particular interest in corporate insolvency, differing approaches to equitable compensation and how domestic and international legislation can be adapted for an increasingly globalised commercial world. Brynnie has achieved outstanding results in numerous intervarsity moots, including the Willem C. Vis East Moot (grand-finalist and Best Claimant Memorandum) and the Baker McKenzie Women’s Moot (grand-finalist). She is currently employed as a paralegal at a boutique law firm, assisting primarily with commercial litigation, insolvency and construction matters.


Avia Sanders

Avia is in her pre-penultimate year of a Law/Arts double degree, majoring in International Relations. She is currently working as a law clerk with the Department of Education and volunteers with the Policy and Strategy Division of Diverse Women in Law. She enjoys legal writing and seeks to extend her understanding of commercial law.


Abi is in his fifth year of a double degree in Laws (Honours) and Commerce at Monash University, undertaking a major in Economics. He has developed a strong interest in commercial law, particularly enjoying the aspects of his course dealing with regulatory policy and corporate governance. He is eager to pursue opportunities that will allow him to expand on his passion and knowledge in these areas, and looks forward to his time as an intern in 2023.


Nathan Tsang

Nathan is currently in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at Monash University. He is keenly interested in commercial equity, the regulation of privacy and emerging technologies, as well as the wider development of private law obligations. He is currently employed as a paralegal at Jones Day, working in the Global Disputes practice. Outside of university, Nathan enjoys reading literature, coding and bike riding.


Victoria Xiong

Victoria is a penultimate Bachelor of Laws/Arts student at Monash University, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Human Rights. She has a keen interest in commercial law, and is also passionate about advocacy and discrimination law. Outside of university, Victoria is a competitive Ballroom and Latin dancer.

2022 Interns

Ella Hadley

Ella is a pre-penultimate Bachelor of Laws/Arts (International Relations) student at Monash University. She is particularly interested in the ways the law can reflect contemporary views on corporate social responsibility, and improving access to the law within the broader community. She hopes to continue exploring opportunities that combine her interests in legal advocacy, academic writing and global politics.

Alana Komesaroff

Alana Komesaroff is a 4th year Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Science student at Monash University undertaking a major in psychology and minor in molecular biology. To date she has undertaken a variety of subjects including property, contract, corporations, and competition and consumer law all of which she has thoroughly enjoyed. Alana’s areas of interest include: directors’ duties, insolvency, shareholder rights,  intellectual and real property, contract law, the interface between biotechnology and the law, and the medicolegal area. Alana is an editorial committee member of the Monash University Law Review and a legal assistant at a boutique law firm.

Emma Ward

Emma Ward is a fourth year Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts student at Monash University. She has a strong interest in commercial law and is keen to build on her knowledge through legal research. In her Arts degree, Emma is working towards a major in politics and a minor in archaeology and ancient history. She received the Monash University King & Wood Mallesons Contract A Prize in 2021, is a member of the Monash University Law Review Editorial Committee, and will also be participating in the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program in 2022.

Ruby Wensor

Ruby is currently in her fourth year of a Law and Commerce double degree, majoring in Economics. She has a particular interest in Corporations Law, Consumer Law, Torts and Equity, and hopes to explore these interests as she progresses through law school. She is currently employed as a part time paralegal, working in the field of Insurance Law. Outside of university, Ruby enjoys reading, rock climbing and watching live theatre and movies.