Anna Holtby

Anna is a second year Juris Doctor student. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She was on the Dean’s List for academic excellence in Arts for each year of her linguistics studies. She developed an interest in law during her undergraduate studies due to her observations of the many legal issues faced by clients with mental illness.

In 2017 Anna completed an internship with the Australian Capital Territory Corrective Services, during which time she assisted with a large-scale policy review and developed particular interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainee policy. Also in 2017 she became an editor of UNSW Law Society’s leading social justice publication, the Court of Conscience. Currently, she volunteers at Redfern Legal Centre and acts as research assistant to a professor in the UNSW Faculty of Law. Anna enjoys cycling, boxing, playing soccer and debating whether Kessel Run brags are typically made in units of time or units of distance.