Darcy Harwood is a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism) student at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. She is interested in pursuing a career in international diplomacy and law, combining her passion for human rights and social justice.
Throughout both her schooling and university life Darcy has held various leadership roles. She has served as the Events Director for the Notre Dame Student Association and was re-elected to this position for 2017. In this position, she has organised Orientation Days, Student Balls and Cocktail Nights for over 1,000 students. She is also currently serving as Social Justice Representative for the Notre Dame Law Student’s Society. She has been a member of the Notre Dame Student Affairs Committee where she advises university staff on student related issues. Recognition of Darcy’s leadership skills saw her be selected by Notre Dame University to attend the Leadership Acceleration Excellence Potential Program in Los Angeles in 2016.
Darcy has been heavily involved in both her local and international community. She is currently a volunteer paralegal at the Mental Health Law Centre and has previously been involved with Citizens Advice Bureau, Meals on Wheels and numerous Senior Citizen Centres throughout Perth. She has undertaken an internship at Central Desert Native Title Services in Perth, assisting in recognising Indigenous Australian’s native title.
Darcy worked with NGO’s in Cambodia and spent time at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts ofCambodia in early 2017. She has been immersed in the Indigenous Community of Punmu in North WestAustralia, engaged in volunteer work in Cambodia with the Sisters of Mercy and has travelled to Japan to aid in reconstruction and rehabilitation following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Darcy is passionate about travelling to new and exciting locations which has fostered her interest in social and legal issues on the world stage.
Darcy is an accomplished writer, her work having been published in both the Fremantle Herald and the West Australian Travel Section. She is skilled in traditional journalistic writing as well as online, social and video formats. Darcy’s strong dedication and passion for her studies culminated in her winning the Vice Chancellors Medal for the School of Law for 2016, awarded to one student, from any year, with the highest average mark across all units. She has also received numerous other academic awards in both her Arts and Law Degree.