SJE Just Leadership Program

Applications for the 2020 Program will open from Monday 2th March until Friday 13th March 2020.


The Just Leadership Program (JLP) is an initiative of the Monash LSS Social Justice & Equity portfolio. The program affords selected students the opportunity to listen to, learn from and network with high profile speakers who are closely associated with social justice and equity issues in the law.


Participants are invited to attend ten seminars focused on a range of current social justice issues. These seminars are conducted in a Q&A format, allowing students to ask questions directly to our panel of esteemed guest speakers. This year, some seminars will also have a special focus on an unfolding issue, such as the Rights of Indigenous People seminar having a focus on Treaty in Victoria. Past speakers include the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG; Professor Gillian Triggs; Andrew MacLeod and Julian Burnside QC.


Participants also enhance their leadership skills through undertaking a group project relating to one of the ten seminar topics. Past projects have included written law reform and parliamentary submissions and resources or interactive seminars for students.


At the conclusion of the program, participants are invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony, where the group with the most impressive project will be awarded a bursary to support the continued improvement and completion of their project.


The graduation ceremony and public lecture will take place on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at the Clayton Campus. 



Applications for the 2020 program will open on Monday March 2, 2020 at 9am and will close on Friday March 13, 2020 at 5pm.


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Students will be selected based on their commitment to social justice issues, relevant work experience, and ability to work within a team.


Please feel free to direct any questions to Amelia and Ellie at


Just Leadership Program Key Dates


The following is a list of dates and topics for the 2020 JLP seminars: 

  • Introductory Seminar: Leadership in Social Justice (Tuesday 31st March, 6:00-9:00pm)

  • Asylum Seekers and Refugee Rights (Tuesday 21st April, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • Institutional Abuse and the Law (Tuesday 5th May, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • LGBTQI+ Rights (Tuesday 12th May, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • The Rights of People with Disabilities and the NDIS (Tuesday 19th May, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • Mental Health and the Law (Tuesday 26th May, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • Animal Rights and the Environment (Tuesday 28th July, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • Workers’ Rights (Tuesday 25th August, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • Women’s Rights (Tuesday 1st September, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • The Rights of Indigenous People and the Victorian Treaty (Tuesday 8th September, 6:30-8:30pm)


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