Lynn, originally from Ireland, is completing a PhD specialising in Company Law and is a recipient of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.
“I graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters of International Commercial Law. I decided to pursue a PhD because I am passionate about my research topic. My research focuses on company law, corporate governance, and environmental sustainability. One of the things I enjoy most is the interdisciplinary nature of this growing area of research, as each discipline has the potential to offer its own unique ideas and insights.
“I chose to study at Auckland Law School because it is renowned for its subject matter expertise in environmental, corporate, and commercial law. Its focus on these areas afforded me the opportunity to research under the supervision of leaders in their academic fields.”
My studies are providing me with a range of invaluable benefits from increased subject knowledge and enhanced transferrable skills to intellectual fulfilment and a sense of community with my peers.
“I like the flexibility the PhD programme provides to travel and connect with researchers from all over the world. A highlight of the programme has been the opportunity to travel to the University of Oslo where I was fortunate to present my research at the PhD Seminar on Companies and Markets.
“I am very fortunate to be in receipt of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship. Without the scholarship I would not be in a financial position to undertake full-time doctoral study, so I’m very grateful to have the chance to fulfil my research ambitions.
“My studies are providing me with a range of invaluable benefits from increased subject knowledge and enhanced transferrable skills to intellectual fulfilment and a sense of community with my peers. I’d love to work in academia one day and I believe that pursuing a PhD will help me along this career path. PhD students at the University of Auckland are afforded the opportunity to gain relevant experience through programmes such as the Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative.”