Jayson Cooke

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I am presently in my penultimate year of a graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University, having completed a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Journalism and Public Relations in 2012. 

I am passionately involved in consumer advocacy, social justice, equality and recognition of human rights. As such I was the recipient of the runner-up Australian Skeptics Prize for Critical Thinking in 2007 and gave a presentation at the first ever Colloquium of Australian Skeptics in 2008.

I have been interviewed on local ABC Coast FM, 4zzz, and the Token Skeptic podcast, being a guest on ABC Brisbane's Evenings with Katrina Davidson, featuring on ABC Southern Queensland with Robert Blackmore, and along with Dr Martin Bridgstock, being featured articles in the Courier Mail.

I have written on topics as diverse as same-sex adoption in NSW, the role of public relations in journalism, local measles outbreaks, the dangers of trial-by-media, the dangerous claims of a local chiropractor and the preventable death of 9 and a half month old Gloria Thomas from eczema, treated solely with homeopathic 'treatments'.

Recently I have been privileged to become involved in a multitude of successful projects, including the 'YES" campaign for Marriage Equality in Australia, and I am currently both the Marketing Officer and Publications Officer of Griffith University's Law Students Association.

Firm: Griffith University
Areas of law: Anti-Discrimination Civil Litigation Commerical Company Immigration/Citizenship Industrial Relations/Employment Intellectual Property/Copyright Intellectual Property/Franchising Landlord & Tenant Local Government/TownPlanning/Environmental Music Arts and Entertainment Personal Injury/Work Cover/Com Care Student