SJE Women's Initiatives
Women in the Law Breakfast
Thursday 7 May 2020
A sell-out event, the annual Women in the Law Breakfast will be held again in 2020, on the morning of Thursday 7 May. The Women in the Law Breakfast is a fantastic event designed to celebrate female legal professionals. It connects aspiring students with seasoned female lawyers in order to pass down invaluable advice about pursuing a career in law as well as their views on the role of women in the legal profession today. Despite its focus, all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Women in the Law: Professional Development & Networking Night
Thursday 27 August 2020
In its third year in 2020, the Professional Development & Networking Night is designed to maximise women’s professional opportunities, providing the tools to tackle the major obstacles encountered in the legal world. This event will be held on Thursday 27 August. Last year’s guest speakers included a Monash Graduate who discussed her experience at Leo Cussen Centre for Law, a representative from Clayton Utz (the sponsoring firm), who provided fantastic advice about the recruitment process and lastly, a female lawyer who specialised in family law and who spoke about managing her career, alongside her role as a mother.
Queer and Women’s Mentoring Program
Applications Open: Monday 2 March 9am
Applications Close: Friday 13 March 5pm
Mentoring Program Launch: Tuesday 24 March
The Queer and Women’s Mentoring Program was introduced in 2019, and pairs students with legal professionals to strengthen students’ professional networks. This program allows students to gain an insight into the challenges faced by queer and women legal professionals and tear down these barriers. Mentors will include lawyers from various practice areas and in different sectors, including top commercial firms and community legal centres, as well as barristers and judicial officers.
If have any questions or queries regarding the Women’s Portfolio and would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact the Women’s Officer, Issy on .