Xavier Boffa is 24 years old, undertaking a Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School.
I am of mixed Chinese and Italian cultural heritage and ethnic descent, although I was born in Australia and have lived in Victoria my entire life.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in both Philosophy and Politics and International Studies) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) (specialising in Public Policy and Management) from the University of Melbourne.
Between May 2015 and July 2018, I had the immense pleasure of working for the then Victorian Shadow Attorney-General, John Pesutto.
I also had the privilege of participating in the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program in 2016 as part of my BA, and was paired with the Member for Ripon Louise Staley to conduct a report on community-driven responses to family violence.
Between July 2017 and July 2018, I served as national president of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation, was published in and quoted by The Australian on several occasions, appeared on Sky News and met with ministers and crossbench senators to advocate on behalf of Liberal students on issues such as VSU.
I enjoy philosophy because I enjoy thinking about, talking about and writing about what it means to be human and how we, as humans, relate to one another. This might explain my strong interests in law, jurisprudence, politics and psychology.
Unsurprisingly, I contribute to MLS’ unofficial student newspaper De Minimis and ask innumerable questions in seminars.
I started 2019 interning with a United States Congressman in Washington D.C. alongside 11 other Australian students from across the country.
In 2020 I aim to finish my law degree and continue to pursue my passion for policy and philosophy.