perth's skyline

I'm Scott and sjy.id.au 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

The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

Michael Saks 11% updated on 20 June 2017

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Cormac McCarthy 40% updated on 31 May 2017

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Michel Foucault 30% updated on 18 January 2017

Murray Gleeson - The Smiler

Michael Pelly finished on 16 July 2017

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Nassim Nicholas Taleb finished on 6 May 2017

S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard finished on 17 April 2017

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programming

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)

law

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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