Emily Darling is a PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology. Her thesis focuses on a study of refugee family reunion and family unity in Australia and a critical analysis of the differential treatment towards refugees according to mode of arrival. Her research interests also include a comparative study of refugee family reunification in Australia and the European Union. Emily lectures in immigration and refugee law at QUT and is a solicitor and registered migration agent. She provides pro bono immigration advice at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service in Brisbane. Emily is also a member of the IASFM and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. She has tutored in subjects covering administrative law, legal research skills, international law and access to justice issues.