Rob Clark, Ambassadorial Scholar, 22nd March 2011

Rob is studying at Oxford University and is here for this academic year. He told us that when younger he liked to argue and talk in public so he thought about going into Law! He did an Arts degree for one year at Sydney University then transferred to a Law degree. He said that Sydney has the best debating society in the world and as part of this group he competed around the world.

In Australia he worked for a Federal Court Judge and his interest in intellectual property, copyright, trademarks and patents arose out of his work on a case between INet and film studios.

In Oxford he is studying on the BCL – Oxford’s post graduate law degree. He is at Magdelen College – which is famous for being full of Australian lawyers, where he rows for the College and enjoys lots of black tie dinners.

His aim is to work as a barrister and to lecture in IP. He is sponsored by Belrose Rotary Club in Sydney. Without the Rotary scholarship he would not have been able to come here to study.

The Rotary Foundation is currently one of the world’s largest private sponsors of university-level international scholarships, and support approximately 500 students annually.

Read more about the Ambassadorial Scholarship scheme.