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      Who am I?

      In a former life I was a lawyer, practising in London and in Sydney, specialising in music, copyright and entertainment law.

      Life intervened and I went to live on a beautiful island in the middle of the South Pacific and raise my family of 3 beautiful boys. While there was plenty of music all around me, island style, there was no music industry for me to practice law so I needed to find another “life”.

      Fortunately, the University of the South Pacific’s School of Law was located close to home and I set up an institute for the School, publishing the laws of the 12 member countries of the University – PacLII (www.paclii.org) – the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. I loved it and loved the opportunity to do something no one else had done before – make the laws of their countries freely available to the people of the Pacific islands!

      Once again life intervened and I found myself back in Australia, with my boys, looking for a way to build on my experiences once again. The Masters in Information Science seemed like a great way to update my skills and continue working with legal information.

      I miss my island home but roll on the next phase of my life!

      My Superpower?

      I think my superpower must be the ability to adapt to new circumstances. Reinventing yourself can be tiring but I love the energy at QUT, helping me to re-charge my powers!

      I’m very grateful to all the teachers and students who have been so supportive and look forward to the challenges of this coming semester.




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      Rebecca Randall

      Hi Robynne, you’ve had such a full life so far! I daresay with all that legal experience, you would have no problem getting employment in some of the LIP/LIS specialties!

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      Saurav Khadka

      Definitely Robynne, you will get a job a your choice 🙂 And, welcome to Information programs 🙂

    • #501
      Michele Smith

      Hi Robynne, nice to meet you, and welcome to the course.  What a fascinating life you have had to this point!  I hope you enjoy the course.

    • #567
      Clare Thorpe

      Wow! What an honour to meet the woman behind PACLII. Great to have you with us.

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