perth's skyline

I'm Scott and is my part of the Internet.

I live in Perth, Western Australia. I studied law and pure mathematics at UWA.

What I've been reading lately

R v Milat: A Case Study in Cross-Examination

Dan Howard 41% updated on 31 March 2018

Schild's Ladder

Greg Egan 10% updated on 28 January 2018

The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

Michael Saks 11% updated on 20 June 2017

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Michel Foucault 30% updated on 18 January 2017

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn finished on 15 December 2017


Neal Stephenson finished on 26 November 2017

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1)

Dennis E. Taylor finished on 30 September 2017

Murray Gleeson - The Smiler

Michael Pelly finished on 16 July 2017



Kitesurf Tracker (2014)
Tool for publicly tracking the GPS position of a kitesurfer travelling along the coast of WA.
Tools: CoffeeScript, Python, Flask, SQLite
Campus Map (2013)
Combined Google Maps with a searchable, locally-maintained database of points of interest.
Tools: JavaScript, Google Maps API, jQuery, MySource Matrix, PHP, Apache
Crawley Village (2012)
Database for UWA-owned housing. Integrates with the real estate management software REST Professional and a mailing list. Still used in 2015.
Tools: Python, HTML5, JavaScript, Django, Mailman, nginx

(see more stuff on my GitHub)


Case note (2015)
Note published in Brief, September 2015.
Topic: Sims v Chong (advocate's immunity).
Federalism & Treaty Interpretation (2013)
Supervised research for LAWS3347. Dissertation comparing the legislative powers to implement treaties in the US and Australia.
Topics: Australian and American constitutional law, federalism, external affairs power, necessary and proper clause
Mooting submissions (2013)
Used in grand final of UWA's open mooting competition. Submissions opposing an application for judicial review.
Topics: environmental law, administrative law, statutory construction, improper exercise of power, unreasonableness
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