Law student nominated as Sydney finalist in the Rose of Tralee

Emily Gorry

Emily Gorry at Mt Druitt community Legal centre. Credit: Blacktown Sun

Western Sydney University Law student, Emily Gorry has been selected as a Sydney finalist in the 2017 Rose of Tralee competition. 

The competition brings together young women of Irish descent from around the world for a global celebration of Irish culture.

To qualify, female finalists must be aged 18-28 and have Irish heritage as well as show a commitment to contributing to the greater good in their community or career. As part of the competition, Emily was asked to present a speech about her studies and her connection to her heritage to a room of 500 western Sydney locals.

Having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Communication from the University, Emily is now due to complete the second half of her double degree when she graduates from the School of Law this year. 

"Coming from western Sydney, I see many disadvantaged people who need help accessing the legal system. I hope that through a career in Law, I can change this," says Emily.

Emily currently volunteers at three different legal practices in western Sydney on top of her part time job and says studying law has been a rewarding experience for her. 

In January, Emily was selected to study international environmental law at the University of Maastricht in Netherlands which was organised by Western Sydney University and AIM Overseas.

"I have a passion for seeing the world so I'm really grateful of the opportunity I had to study overseas and meet other international students," she says.

Emily says it is an honour to represent her family in the Rose of Tralee and connect with her Irish heritage.

Emily Gorry with Rose of Tralee finalists

Emily Gorry with Rose of Tralee finalists.


19 May 2017

Jessica Cortis, Media Assistant