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Man stands holding an Award: 2019 National NAIDOC

Ganur Maynard

Apprentice of the Year

Honours student Ganur Maynard has completed multiple apprenticeships with prestigious law firms, opening up a world of career opportunities.

Born in Dubbo, Ganur is a descendant of the Gamilaroi people. He grew up in in Newcastle and has strong ties with the local Worimi community and is a member of the Worimi Aboriginal Land Council. Ganur is in his final year of study for a Bachelor of Law/Arts at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

He is a student representative on the UNSW Law Reconciliation Committee and recipient of a Nura Gili Academic Excellence prize in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In 2018, Ganur undertook a German-language apprenticeship at one of the largest international law firms in the world - Hogan Lovells. Based in Hamburg, Ganur utilised his language skills to translate documents from German to English. Ganur has also completed internships with King Wood Mallesons, Westpac, Herbert Smith Freehills and the Australian Law Reform Commission.

He has accepted a position with Herbert Smith Freehills as a full time clerk and is due to commence in 2020. His aim is to use his law career to protect native title and work in property and litigation.

Ganur is an inspiring role model who encourages other students to complete internships.

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