MLS Young Alumni

The MLS Young Alumni community welcomes graduates of the Law School from the last ten years.

As well as being part of a network of over 7,200 alumni, you have access to exclusive benefitscareer resources and events focused on personal and professional development.

Young Alumni Program

The MLS Young Alumni Program, driven by the MLS Young Alumni Committee, provides tailored opportunities for graduates to engage and collaborate with industry leaders, grow their personal and professional network and stay connected with the Law School.

Past event recordings

On Wednesday 5 August, James Waters, Chair of the Committee, and Dr Matt Collins AM QC, Vice-President of the Australian Bar Association, discussed resilience and navigating your career in uncertain times.

About the Committee

The MLS Young Alumni Committee is a volunteer advisory body that represents the needs of alumni who graduated less than ten years ago. The Committee’s overarching objective is to develop and implement targeted alumni initiatives and programs that are relevant and valuable to MLS young alumni.

The MLS Young Alumni Committee is expanding and looking for new members. If you graduated from Melbourne Law School in the last ten years and are eager to develop an engaging young alumni program, we want to hear from you!



Committee Members

James Water profile
James Waters (JD 2012) - Chair

James is a barrister practising in engineering, construction and complex commercial disputes. After completing a JD in 2012, he worked at Allens Linklaters before joining the Victorian Bar in 2016. Outside of work, James can be found navigating ‘Tempestuous Waters’, his catamaran, around Port Phillip Bay.

Danielle El-Hajj 
Danielle El-Hajj (JD 2017) - Deputy Chair

Danielle is an associate to Justice Hetyey at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Prior to this, she worked in the Property and Development team at Colin Biggers & Paisley, and has broad experience in commercial and retail leasing, conveyancing procedure and the registration of property interests in Victoria. In 2017, Danielle was chosen as a Top100 Future Leader and an Ashurst Law Award Finalist by Gradconnection. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys visiting galleries and museums, and reading science fiction novels.

Alexandra Harrison-Ichlov 
Alexandra Harrison-Ichlov (JD 2017)

Alexandra is a lawyer in the Litigation team at Arnold Bloch Leibler, and has acted in a range of general commercial, restructuring and regulatory matters. Alexandra completed the Master of Law program at the University of Cambridge pursuant to the dual degree partnership with Melbourne Law School. In 2019, she was the Associate to Justice Mortimer at the Federal Court of Australia. Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys pursuing her interests in music and hiking. She also helped to facilitate the pilot of the Peer Mentoring Program at Melbourne Law School in 2019, pairing first-year JD students with early career alumni.

Alex Horton profile 
Alexander Horton (JD 2015)

Alex is a legal counsel at Catapult. Since completing the JD in 2015, Alex's involvement in numerous high-profile transactions has seen him work across a range of industries including commercial property, energy and resources, infrastructure and property development. Passionate about building meaningful connections, Alex sits on a number of committees, volunteers with local social justice initiatives and dedicates time to mentoring students and junior lawyers.  In his spare time, Alex can often be found enjoying the arts, learning of other cultures or talking about that one time he lived in Mongolia.

Stella Loong 
Stella Loong (LLB(Hons) and BCom 2011)

Stella is Principal Legal Advisor (ICT), Department of Premier & Cabinet. She qualified as a solicitor in Australia in 2011 and is a technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) specialist. She advises on major procurements, IT outsourcing, cloud computing, data privacy, software licensing, intellectual property, fintech, M&A, joint ventures, and general commercial contracting. Stella works throughout the Asia Pacific region and has advised some of the world’s leading companies in the financial services and TMT sectors. In 2015, Lawyers Weekly recognised Stella as one of Australia’s top ’30 under 30’ lawyers.

Leopold Bailey  
Leopold Bailey (JD 2016)

Leo is a lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler. Associate to Justice Delany of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He was previously Associate to Justice Delany of the Supreme Court of Victoria. In his spare time, Leo moonlights as a 'weekend warrior' in the Army Reserve, where he is employed as Lieutenant in the Corps of Infantry.

Sahema Saberi (JD 2020)

Sahema is a Trainee Solicitor at Fitzroy Legal Service, focusing on criminal, civil and family law. Sahema has broad experience in Migration Law, Administrative Law and Civil Law. In 2018 Sahema was one of six students from Australia interning at the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. Sahema was also the Young Australian of the Year in the City of Greater Dandenong in 2013. In her spare time, Sahema enjoys playing soccer and trying out food recipes.

Henry Dow (JD 2017)
Ha Dinh (JD 2016)