The Fulbright Scholarship Program is the largest educational exchange program in the world, designed to promote education, strengthen collaboration, and enhance cultural exchange between the United States and Australia. Michael Gvozdenovic (OS 2012), was awarded the scholarship in 2021, and was provided the opportunity to go to New York to pursue a Master of Laws at Columbia Law School.
Michael chose to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship because of its unique focus on studying in the US and using that experience and knowledge to give back to Australia.
Michael writes: “It is a great privilege to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Undertaking postgraduate studies in the US offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from world-leading academics, further develop my research interests, and help me pursue my career goals. More broadly, it will undoubtedly improve my own critical thinking, pedagogy, writing, and research capabilities.
“There are a variety of career goals that I plan on exploring. I hope to design and teach a competition and antitrust law unit at Sydney Law School. I also hope to be involved with ongoing research projects at the University of Sydney, including the possibility of an international centre focused on competition regulations. Finally, I hope to continue practising in commercial litigation and competition law, with the aim of working on high-profile enforcement actions, and perhaps becoming involved in future reviews or reforms to the regulations.”
Michael has also recently had his two-volume edited collection, Current Issues in Competition Law published with the Federation Press.