Law Alumni Association

Alumni Law Event 2012

Welcome to the Western Sydney University Law Alumni Association where Graduates from the School of Law can retain their links.

 The  Law Alumni Association has been established to identify, encourage, organise, develop, advance and promote opportunities for furthering knowledge in the field of Law, to provide and assist in the provision of opportunities for members to meet and take part in social, cultural and professional activities and to assist in the development and advancement of the School of Law.

The Western Sydney University Law Alumni Association was officially launched on April 22, 2004 by the, late, Hon. Justice Graham Hill.

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Law Alumni Association Events and Latest News

2016 Occasional Address and Annual Dinner

Join us for the 2016 Law Alumni Occasional Address and Dinner to be held Friday, 5 August.

The evening will be hosted at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney by The Honourable Guy Zangari MP, Shadow Minister for Justice and Police, Corrections and Emergency Services, and the Law Alumni Association Executive Committee.

Our keynote speaker will be The Honourable Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Treasurer.

Date: 6:30pm – 10:30pm Friday, 5 August 2016
Venue:Strangers Dining Room, Parliament of New South Wales, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost:Tickets are $130 per person and include a three-course meal and drinks
Attire: Black Tie
RSVP: Please purchase tickets (opens in a new window) to register your attendance online by Friday, 29nd July 2016

The Honourable Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Treasurer 

The Hon Chris Bowen MP Chris joined the Labor Party in 1988 and has held many honorary positions following his selection as Mayor of Fairfield in 1998.

More recently in February 2013, Chris was appointed Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research and Minister for Small Business, and in the same year appointed Treasurer by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Following the 2013 election, he served as Interim Labor Party Leader and Leader of the Opposition while the Labor leadership ballot was underway. He was later appointed Shadow Treasurer by Bill Shorten. View full biography online. (opens in a new window)

Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting Law Alumni Association Executive Committee

You are invited to join us for the Law Alumni Association AGM for 2016.

Date:Friday 15 April, 2016, from 6:30pm
Venue:Building EKa, Parramatta Campus, Western Sydney University
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Committee elections for the 2016-2017 term will take place at this meeting, with nominations to be submitted to by the 14 April, 2016.

To be eligible for nomination, you must:

1. Be a member of the Law Alumni Association chapter and a graduate of Western Sydney University;
2. Submit your name, contact information and the position of interest to before the 14 April, 2016.
3. Attend the scheduled AGM to take part in the elections (or proxy)

Please note that Law Alumni Association general members are not obligated to be present at the AGM but are welcome to attend.

2015 Chant Legacy Scholarship for postgraduate study in governance

The Chant Legacy Scholarship provides funds to students seeking to undertake postgraduate study in the area of governance and are entitled up to $12,600 for the whole course of study.. Applications for commencement of study in 2015 are open in August 2014,  

Thereafter entries close in October after which point winners are approved in December based on the independent Scholarship Award Committee's recommendations. In the following year new scholarship winners commence their studies.


  • In order to be eligible you need to show that you meet the requirements of entry into the nominated postgraduate governance study in accordance with the rules of the relevant government accredited education provider
  • Your course of study needs to be relevant to your career aspirations.
  • Your selected course must also fit in with the aims and intent of the Chant Trust
  • You must show a financial need in order to apply for the scholarship
  • For more information or to apply, please visit the Chant Legacy Scholarship online (opens in new window)

    For all enquiries regarding the Chant Legacy Scholarship, please email

    2013 Occasional Address and Annual Dinner

    The Occasional Address and Annual Dinner was held on Friday 8 November, 2013 at the Doltone House, Hyde Park. This year we celebrated the 10th Annual Address and our speaker was The Honourable Tom Bathurst, Chief Justice of New South Wales.

    View the 2013 Occasional Address and Annual Dinner Image Gallery below.

    Macarthur Law Society - Criminal Mock Trial

    On Monday 13 May, 2013 the Macarthur Law Society along with UWS hosted a Criminal Mock Trial: UWS Sydney Law Students versus Solicitors of Macarthur.

    For more information, please view the Criminal Mock Trial Event Flyer online now (opens in a new window).

    For more information on Alumni Events, please see the Events feed on the Alumni Home Page

    For more information on Alumni Latest News, please see the News feed on the Alumni Home Page

    Law Alumni Association Executive Committee

    The President of the Law Alumni Association Executive Committee for 2014 and 2015 is Timothy McGrath.

    You can view the entire list of the Law Alumni Executive Committee online here.

    Law Alumni Association Chapter Membership

    Every graduate of Western Sydney University is invited to join the Law Alumni Association. Membership is free.

    To join, please register to GradLife online, and nominate the Law Alumni Association in the Chapters section.

    Further Study at Western Sydney University

    For more information on further study at Western Sydney University and Postgraduate opportunities, please visit the Future Students Website.

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