James Moylan is a mature aged student currently undertaking
Honours in Law with an ambition to enter the legal profession
as a barrister.
In a long and varied working life James has been variously
a journalist, a copywriter, a heritage researcher, a law reform
activist, a sugar train driver, a painter and paperhanger, a
small businessman, a fisherman, a junior executive, a line marker,
a marine researcher, a beach bum, a radio producer, an explosives
jugger, a general and brickies labourer, a springmaker, a storeman
and packer, an executive assistant, a graphic artist... etc.
James was born in Inverell, NSW, grew up in Sydney, returned
to the Northern Rivers for a summer (or two) of love, and then
set off to visit and live in every mainland state of Australia,
before entering into University studies for the first time as
a twenty-seven year old.
After studying Anthropology and Communications (Uni of South
Australia & Adelaide Uni, 1990-2) James moved to Mackay,
North Queensland where, over the next fifteen years, he instigated
and led a series of heritage research and documentation projects
(including the Crediton State Forest Heritage Research and Hazard
Mitigation Project & the Mackay Region Goldfields Survey),
married Sharon and was blessed with a daughter, Tayla, and settled
down to grow a family.
Three years ago James was presented with an opportunity to
enter Law at SCU and so the Moylan family moved to the region
to enable James to engage his studies.
James was the founding secretary of the LEXUS Union of Students
and was elected President in August of 2010.