Town Planning & Environment Law
André is currently in his last trimester of an LLM (Juris Doctor) at Monash University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland (majoring in Literature and Philosophy), and on receiving the DEEWR scholarship studied for 6 months at the University of California, and 6 months at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
As a paralegal at Best Hooper, André works across a broad range of areas from probate to planning, and is driven by an interest in both strategic and statutory planning, as well as the strategic, psychological, and philosophical aspects of Dispute Resolution – from litigation to therapeutic mediation. He has just passed the national accreditation process to become an Accredited Mediator under the NMAS guidelines, and is soon to be published in the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal.
He is the JD representative on the Monash Graduate Studies Subcommittee, Postgraduate Consultative Group, and LSS Careers Subcommittee, and is a member of the Monash Law Students’ Society, Law Institute of Victoria, and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
André also volunteers as a paralegal at the Fitzroy Legal Service, and has volunteered at the Family Law Assistance Program in Clayton.