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Emilie McDonnell

DPhil in Law graduand, University of Oxford

Emilie recently completed her DPhil in Law at the University of Oxford. Her research focused on protecting the right to leave and related human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants during externalised migration control, specifically when it is conducted extraterritorially and has been outsourced to states of origin and transit, private actors, and international organisations. Emilie is the 2016 Tasmanian Rhodes Scholar and is an Australian lawyer.


  • 2018–2021
    DPhil in Law , University of Oxford


  • 2019 
    University of Oxford , Master of Philosophy in Law
  • 2017 
    University of Oxford , Bachelor of Civil Law with Distinction
  • 2016 
    University of Tasmania , Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2015 
    University of Tasmania , Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in Law