The University of Newcastle, Australia

Law PhD Candidate Awarded CLTA Conference Bursary for 2015

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Newcastle Law School PhD Candidate, Akshaya Kamalnath, will attend the 2015 CLTA Conference

Akshaya Kamalnath, a PhD student from the Newcastle Law School, has been awarded the bursary for the 2015 Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) conference. This bursary, which includes conference registration and travel expenses, is awarded annually to one PhD student outside the institution hosting the conference.

Akshaya will be presenting a paper at the conference entitled 'Are gender diverse boards better for corporate governance?' The paper seeks to correlate empirical studies about the impact of gender diversity on boards functioning with the law's expectations from company directors.

Asked what her thoughts were on receiving this award, Akshaya said that the opportunity to attend and present at the CLTA would be very beneficial. She was also very happy that her research was being recognised by the corporate law community outside the university.

"Akshaya's success is commendable," said Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Dean of the Newcastle Law School. "The CLTA conference is the premier corporate law conference in the country and the wider region. The bursary will enable Akshaya to present her work in front of some of the leading thinkers on corporate law and facilitate her development as a scholar."

Congratulations to Akshaya for receiving this prestigious opportunity.

See more of Akshaya's research at her Three Minute Thesis presentation.

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