SULS Social Justice & Public Interest Careers Alumni Panel

29 May 2017

About the panel discussion

The SULS Social Justice and Public Interest Careers Alumni Panel is an exciting new event running for the first time in 2017. It will feature a range of Sydney University / Sydney Law alumni who currently work in the 'public interest' sector - whether that be in community legal centres, education, policy and advocacy work, journalism or social justice-oriented consulting.

The event will be held on Monday 29 May in the Faculty Common Room on Level 4 of the Law School (the level above the Law School Information / Assignments Desk, and cross the glass bridge towards Fisher Library / overlooking the Law Lawns).

Students will have the opportunity to hear a diverse range of speakers share their personal experiences forging careers in social justice, and pursuing alternative (i.e. non-corporate) pathways following their law degrees. The event will conclude with a Q&A and networking session where students can raise any queries they have about getting involved with public interest initiatives at and beyond university, and finding employment outside of the purely corporate legal space.

Our panelists will include:

Annabelle Chauncy (Founder, School for Life in Uganda)
Roger West (Founder, Westwood Spice, formerly worked at Redfern Legal Centre and the NSW Community Legal Services Commission)
Deborah Whitmont (Reporter, ABC's Four Corners, formerly worked at Redfern Legal Centre and for ABC's The Investigators)
Clare Petre (Chairperson, Asylum Seekers Centre, formerly worked for the Energy & Water Ombudsman)
Niru Palanivel (Campaign Coordinator, Children out of Immigration Detention)
Geoffrey Winters (Chalk & Behrendt Lawyers, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs)

Draft program:

Welcome & Drinks: 6.00 - 6:15 PM
Dean Joellen Riley's Address: 6:15 - 6:20 PM
Panel Discussion: 6:20 - 7:20 PM
Audience Q & A: 7:20 - 7:30 PM
Following the Panel: Further Q&A / Networking / Discussion time / Refreshments
Wrap up: 8:00 PM

Location: Common Room, Level 4, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown, University of Sydney

Cost: Free

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 9351 0248

Email: 0030217b100c3f1d214a2520333017352c1917541c7c3320

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