SJE Just Leadership Program

Applications for the 2019 Program will open from Monday 4th March until Friday 15th March 2019.


The Just Leadership Program (JLP) is an initiative of the Monash LSS Social Justice & Equity portfolio. Entering its 10th year in 2019, the program affords selected students the opportunity to affiliate with, learn from and listen to 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 contemporary 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. Seminars topics include, among others: juvenile justice, environmental law, asylum seeker and refugee rights, and animal rights. Past speakers include: the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG; Professor Gillian Triggs; Andrew MacLeod and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC.


Participants also enhance their leadership skills by undertaking group projects such as: written law reform and parliamentary submissions, public policy articles published in the Victorian law Commission or interactive seminars on a topic relating to one of the ten seminars topics.


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 program is open to all Monash Law students, including Undergraduate and Juris Doctor students. Applications for the 2019 program will open on March 4, 2019.


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


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Just Leadership Program Key Dates

The following is a list of dates and topics for the 2019 JLP seminars:

  • Introductory Seminar: Leadership in Social Justice (Tuesday 2 April, 6.00-9.00pm)

  • Juvenile Justice (Tuesday 16 April, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Asylum Seekers’ and Refugee Rights (Tuesday 30 April, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Mental Health and Rights of People with Disabilities (Wednesday 8 May, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Poverty and Homelessness (Tuesday 14 May, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Tuesday 21 May, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Animal Justice (Wednesday 31 July, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Environmental Justice (Tuesday 20 August, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • Women’s Rights (Tuesday 27 August, 6.30-8.30)

  • LGBTQI+ Rights (Tuesday 3 September, 6.30-8.30pm)

  • JLP Graduation (Clayton Campus) 17 September 2019



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