Why commercial law matters for law reform and social justice

Date & time

5.30–6.30pm Tuesday 12 August 2014


Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law, Building 5, Fellows Rd, The Australian National University, Canberra


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Many of our students are attracted to the ANU College of Law because of its emphasis on law reform and social justice. 

They want to make the world a better place – and we are very proud of their aspirations. A common misperception, however, is that the commercial law content of these students’ legal education is of marginal relevance to those aspirations: it is assumed that courses such as Corporations Law, Equity, Property and Contract are for those who wish to practice at the big end of town and have little to do with careers in the not-for-profit sector, for example. 

In this forum we dispel that misconception. Three law graduates will share their career experiences, and explain how their education in areas of commercial law has been important to their work in pursuit of social justice.

Open to members of the ANU community.

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