2 years ago

21 May, 2016

UNSW Law Building, G02

Organised by:
Law Society (UNSW)

Proudly supported by Clayton Utz:

The UNSW and Usyd Law Societies invite you to their joint summit on Gender and the Law. UNSW will be hosting the event this year, and we have a cracking guest list lined up. Plus it's on a Saturday morning so you don't have night-before readings as an excuse not to attend!

Our keynote speaker will be Dr Mehreen Faruqi - Greens MP and feminist advocate.

The first speakers panel will be 'Workplace culture and gender relations in the legal profession', which will discuss the ongoing cultural barriers women face in the legal profession.

Panellists include Public Defender: Kara Shead, former President of the NSW Bar Association and Barrister: Jane Needham SC and Deputy Chief Executive Partner of Clayton Utz: Kate Jordan.

After lunch we will hold our social justice forum: 'Women and the Prison System'. We are privileged to have prominent advocates in this field to speak, including UNSW research fellow Dr Ruth McCausland, Kat Armstrong: founder of the Women in Prison Advocacy Network, and Elizabeth McEntyre: Aboriginal researcher and criminal justice social worker for the UNSW research Indigenous Australians with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System as well as Bernadine Harding, a woman on remand with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided, and there will be casual drinks and discussion with the special guests following the event.

This is a rare opportunity to gain insight from an outstanding collection of female speakers on pressing issues in Australia's legal climate.

Don't miss out!

Please register your attendance here:

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia at genderequality@unswlawsoc.org and Ann at women@suls.org.au