NSW Young Lawyers

Young Justice

Young Justice is an annual program run by NSW Young Lawyers which offers school students an opportunity to explore, learn and discuss issues of law and justice with inspiring professionals and experts in the legal industry.

We are again running the Young Justice Program for Years 10 and 11 throughout 2021. The next session of the program will be in May – registration details can be found below.

During the program, students will:

Explore three very different types of legal careers presented by young legal professionals.

Learn and apply legal problem-solving skills in a case sentencing workshop before a real-life Judicial Officer.

Discuss the importance of the rule of law and how it relates to contemporary issues in Australia and around the world.

The Program aims to:

  • Promote interaction between schools.
  • Develop legal problem-solving skills.
  • Improve debating and public-speaking skills.
  • Build engagement and interest in contemporary legal issues.
  • Provide insight into the legal profession and career pathways.

The Program aims to:

  • Promote interaction between schools.
  • Develop legal problem-solving skills.
  • Improve debating and public-speaking skills.
  • Build engagement and interest in contemporary legal issues.
  • Provide insight into the legal profession and career pathways.

Event details

Dates   4 May 2021, Sydney
              27 July 2021, Newcastle*
              31 August 2021, Sydney
              30 November 2021, Wollongong*

Time   8.30am – 3.15pm

Venue   Arrival and keynote address - The Supreme Court of New South Wales, Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip St, Sydney 2000
               Workshops - The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip St, Sydney 2000
               Morning Tea - and Lunch catering will be provided for students and accompanying teachers on the day.
                                           Lunch will take place at a nearby park, weather permitting.

Cost     $40.00 per student**

*Please note that the Newcastle and Wollongong locations will be confirmed following evaluation of event demand.

**To encourage justice education, NSW Young Lawyers and The Law Society of New South Wales subsidises almost the entire cost of students to participate in the Program. The cost of $40.00 per student includes morning tea and lunch catering for the students and an accompanying teacher or parent.

REGISTRATION

Session One – Tuesday 4 May 2021: Register

Session Three – Tuesday 27 July 2021: Register

Session Three - Tuesday, 31 August 2021: Register

Session Four - Tuesday, 30 November 2021: Register

Who can attend?

We invite your school to select up to 10 students from Years 10 or 11 to attend the Program. We recommend that you select students who have demonstrated an interest in social justice issues and pursuing a career in the legal industry.

There is capacity for a total of 100 students (maximum of 10 from each school) to attend the full program this year and schools will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage diversity amongst the participants.

CONTACT US
NSW Young Lawyers Office 
Call: 02 9926 0276
Email: Graduateservices@lawsociety.com.au
Visit: www.younglawyers.com.au

CONTACT THE YOUNG JUSTICE TEAM
Young Justice Program
Call: 02 9926 0276
Email: Student.services@lawsociety.com.au