1 year ago

3 August, 2016

Buderim Tavern

Organised by:
USC Law Students Association

The USC LSA is excited to announce that we will be holding our Inaugural Women in Law High Tea on the 3rd August 2016 (Wednesday, Week 2, Semester 2), at the Buderim Tavern.

The USC LSA welcomes, and encourages, everyone to attend.

As Law Students, we are all too aware of not only the shrinking job market for Law Students in general, but the continued gender imbalance in the Legal Profession today. The USC Law Students’ Association, is committed to both informing and assisting all of our fellow students on all possible careers that can stem from obtaining a law degree, from local, state or federal government, to policing and of course, as a solicitor or barrister.

The event will include a panel discussion, facilitated by Director of Equity and Diversity, Tanisha Watts, which will aim to highlight our panelists education and career, obstacles they may have faced as a woman in a predominantly male dominated profession and any views that they have on the shrinking job market and the oversupply of law graduates today.

The aim of this Brunch will be not only to connect both male and female students with amazing local professionals, but also provide our students with a platform to be educated by some of our country’s most esteemed female Law graduates and professionals.

The panellists will include:

Amelia Hodge – CEO of the Queensland Law Society
Florence Chen – Barrister and President of Queensland Young Lawyers
Solicitor from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Senior Constable Veronica Brennan – Officer in charge at the Sippy Downs Police Station
Deb Frecklington MP – State Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Member for Nanango (previously was a Partner and practiced in Family and Property Law)
The event will consist of a High Tea style brunch, with scones, muffins, cakes, herbal tea and coffee.

Tickets are $25 for LSA members, $30 for non-members and will go on sale here at 10am on the 3rd July. Tickets are limited, so get in quick.

Tickets will be available from http://usclsa.com/womeninlaw

Any questions, please contact events@usclsa.com or education@usclsa.com.