Giselle named First Nations Legal Student of the Year

Giselle receiving her award

Giselle receiving her award

Congratulations to Giselle Kilner-Parmenter who was awarded the Queensland Law Society’s First Nations Legal Student of the Year award.  This award identifies an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander legal student who displays outstanding commitment to achieving a positive role in the legal community.

Giselle is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman in her second year of a Bachelor of Laws. She completed high school at Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School and was a recipient of a 2017 Excellence Scholarship that is allowing her to complete an undergraduate degree at Bond University.

Over the last two years, she has seized opportunities to involve herself in community groups, legal events and establish the foundations for her future career. As the President of the Student Society for Indigenous Awareness, she is in a position to promote Australia’s unique Indigenous culture to her university cohort and wider community.

Giselle has helped to inspire other young people by speaking at QATSIF events and joined us for our 10th Anniversary celebrations.