Milan Gandhi

Class of 2008Law Student of the Year005

Milan Gandhi is a foundation alumnus. He is currently the founder of The Legal Forecast (www.thelegalforecast.com), a not-for-profit run by early–career professionals who are passionate about disruptive thinking and access to justice. The organisation hosts law-focused “hackathons” aimed at empowering members of the legal sector to think outside of the box. TLF publishes monthly updates on innovation-related hot topics in Queensland’s pre-eminent magazine for the legal profession, Proctor.

Milan maintains a keen interest in international climate change law and has published several articles on related topics including in New Internationalist (one of the world’s leading independent publishers on issues such as politics and global justice) . As the winner of a Global Voices scholarship, Milan represented Australian civil society as a delegate to the United Nations Climate Talks in Lima in 2014.

Currently, Milan works as a Research Clerk at McCullough Robertson Lawyers and is in his last year of law school at the University of Queensland. In 2016, he was one of only 8 finalists Australia-wide for “Australian Law Student of the Year”,  a category of the prestigious Australian Law Awards.

Beyond law, innovation and climate change, Milan maintains an interest in filmmaking.  Milan won the “Best Student Entry” prize at the MTV / Optus ONE80Project and graduated from Bond University Film School with five “First in Class” awards (including for both directing units). Milan co-directed a music video for Australian blues & roots musician Ash Grunwald, which was no. 33 on the ABC Rage Top 50.

Milan has discovered that his filmmaking background, and particularly his time spent at QACI, which in Milan’s words is “an environment that is uniquely creative, team-driven, and supportive of all voices”, bolstered his value in a commercial setting where left-of-field thinking and teamwork are highly valued.

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