Alumni panel: Careers in social justice, law reform and advocacy

Date & time
5.30–6.30pm Wednesday 20 October 2021
Venue

Online via Zoom Webinar

Contact
Alumni Panel
Alumni Panel

Presented by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ), this online discussion aims to help students explore and learn more about careers in social justice, law reform and advocacy. Bringing together alumni who currently work in a variety of roles in these fields, you'll be able to learn more about the organisations they work at and how they got there.

Our panel:

  • Suzie Wnukowska-Mtonga (LLB (Hons) ‘12, GDLP ‘13) - Associate Program Manager - TrialWatch, Clooney Foundation for Justice;
  • Lauren Skinner (BA/LLB (Hons) ‘19) - Criminal Solicitor, Aboriginal Legal Service;
  • Mark Rowe (BA/LLB (Hons) ’17) - Research and Policy Consultant, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and
  • Sophie Trevitt (JD ‘14) - Executive Officer, Change the Record.

Cherish Tay, a final-year Bachelor of Asian Studies/Laws (Hons) student, will moderate the discussion.

Speakers

  • Suzie Wnukowska-Mtonga »

    LLB (Hons) ‘12, GDLP ‘13 

    Suzie is an associate program manager at TrialWatch at the Clooney Foundation for Justice. A human rights lawyer and women’s rights advocate, Suzie previously was a Global Public Service Fellow at the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights. Suzie is also an organiser of Rebellious Lawyering, a conference advocating movement lawyering for social change.

  • Lauren Skinner »

    BA/LLB (Hons) ‘19

    Lauren is a criminal solicitor at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Canberra. Previously, Lauren was a paralegal with North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and undertook an associateship at the ACT Magistrate's Court. Lauren’s thesis, supervised by Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins, explored the operation of domestic violence legislation in remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities.

  • Mark Rowe »

    BA/LLB (Hons) ’17

    Mark is a research and policy consultant at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Prior to this role, Mark worked at the United Nations Development Programme as an access to justice project manager based in the Solomon Islands and Samoa. He is a former Aurora Intern at Central Desert Native Title Services in Perth and also worked as a paralegal at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Canberra.

  • Sophie Trevitt »

    JD ‘14

    Sophie is the executive officer at Change the Record, Australia’s only national Aboriginal led justice coalition of Aboriginal peak bodies and non-Indigenous allies. Previously, she was a civil solicitor at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in Alice Springs, where she managed the youth civil practice.

  • Cherish Tay »

    BAsianStudies, LLB (Hons) expected '21

    Cherish is a final year Law and Asian Studies student. She is currently working on the production of legal power through categorisation and equivalence in relation to Taiwanese same-sex marriage laws.

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