Events and Workshops
School of Law Events in 2022
Indigenous Students' Welcome Lunch
The School of Law organised a Welcome lunch on March 16 for our Indigenous students' return to study for 2022. It was an opportunity for new students to meet other Indigenous law students, members of academic staff, and Indigenous alumni Mr Jai Rowell. First Year students also learnt about the Indigenous cadetship opportunity with the law firm Coleman Greig.
First Year High Achievers Awards
On August 22, the Law School held its First Year High Achievers celebration. This event celebrates the achievements of our top-performing first year law students, and gives them the opportunity to meet each other, members of the profession and academics.
Our guest speaker Marija Gurlica shared her story of achieving during Law School as the first in her family to go to university and speaking English as a second language.
Our first-year students are all eager to learn and shine and they had plenty of opportunities to mix with law firms such as Clayton Utz, Hall and Wilcox, Mills Oakley, Coleman Greig as well as Legal Aid NSW, and community legal centres.
Kirby Cup High School Mooting Competition
The Finals for the Kirby Cup High School Mooting Competition were held on Friday, November 11 at the School of Law Moot Court at Parramatta South campus. In 2022, 16 schools from Greater Western Sydney entered 22 teams into the competition with 88 students participating across the preliminary rounds.
The Final was judged by Justice Kirby, Mr John Landerer and Dean Anna Cody, with Justice Collier and Francine Feld, as well as others judging the semi-finals. All the competitors in the final certainly got a grilling from the bench and got to experience some of the aspects of a legal career. The team from The Kings School were deserving champions with runners-up Fort Street High School proving to be a formidable adversary.
An Address by the Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
The address by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, was jointly hosted by the Network for Law and Human Rights within the School of Law and the Whitlam Institute on Friday, November 18. The Attorney General addressed the key issues of diversity in the legal profession and judicial bias, the need for a National anti-corruption Commission, and the significance of a Voice to Parliament.