Jason Pobjoy is currently reading for a Ph.D at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Guglielmo Verdirame. He is the recipient of a W.M. Tapp Studentship in Law and a Poynton Cambridge Australia Scholarship. Jason’s research explores the relationship between international refugee law and international law on the rights of the child, in the context of children seeking international protection.
Jason is an Australian qualified lawyer, and practised for three years as a litigation solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He completed a Masters in Law at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Professor James C. Hathaway and Dr Michelle Foster, and the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford as a Commonwealth Scholar. In July 2010 Jason will took up a 3-month post as a Research Associate at the Refugee Law Project at Makarere University in Kampala, which will act as a base for fieldwork in refugee camps in Uganda, Kenya and Egypt.
While at NYU Jason worked under the supervision of Professor Philip Alston.