SJ&E Women's Initiatives

Women in the Law Breakfast

A sell-out event, the annual Women in the Law Breakfast will be held again in 2019, on the morning of Thursday 18 April. The Women in 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

In its second year in 2019, 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. Last year, guest speakers included: Navigator, ‘the career compass for young professional Australian women’, a Monash Graduate, and a Clayton Utz Partner (the sponsoring firm), who provided fantastic advice. There was also an opportunity for students to interact with lawyers to grow their network.


Student Panel: Contemporary Women's Issue

The Monash Law Students’ Society is ever grateful to the many guest speakers who volunteer their time to provide guidance and expertise to students. 

However, at times the views of our peers are just as important with regards to the pertinent issues facing our generation, such as sexism and issues of consent. This event will involve a panel of our peers, comprised equally of men and women who will share their varied experiences and hopefully provide insight into different perspectives on these important issues.

LGBTIQ+ and Women’s Mentoring Program

This program pairs groups of students with a legal professional who identifies as female and/or queer (be that a lawyer, judge etc.) to guide the students and to improve their professional network. The program will enable students to learn from mentors who have challenged entrenched power structures with grit, determination and skill. Although targeted at students who identify as female and/or queer, this program is not limited to these demographics so we invite everyone to apply!

Please contact Sarah Mason at with any questions.



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