Public Law and Government


What we do

The Public Law and Government Sub-Committee offers a forum for lawyers and students who have a keen interest in public law, including constitutional law, administrative law, and their interactions with other areas of law.

The Sub-Committee facilitates discussion and regular updates on recent administrative and constitutional law developments including cases, policies, and legislation. The Sub-Committee's subscribers include solicitors who work in government roles, in private practice and in community legal centres, as well as barristers and academics. Subscribers often work in very different areas, ranging from licensing and commercial work, through criminal law to environment and property, native title and human rights.

Our Initiatives 

  • The Sub-Committee arranges guest speakers to attend its monthly meetings to provide individual practitioner perspectives about careers in administrative, constitutional or government law.
  • The Sub-Committee runs annual events, such as ‘the Sir Anthony Mason Constitutional Law Address’, ‘How to Get a Job in Government’, and the ‘Canberra Road Trip’.
  • The Sub-Committee also conducts a skills series throughout the year where fellow practitioners conduct a short talk on skills in public law such as advocacy, legal writing and interpretation.

Who we are

Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Vacant
Secretary: Flora Wu

What’s happening

Visit our FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram pages for information about our upcoming meetings and events. 

When do we meet?

Monthly - Second Wednesday 

View agendas, minutes and online meeting details

14 February 2024 6:00pm

10 July 2024 6:00pm

13 March 2024 6:00pm

14 August 2024 6:00pm

10 April 2024 6:00pm

11 September 2024 6:00pm

8 May 2024 6:00pm

9 October 2024 6:00pm

12 June 2024 6:00pm

13 November 2024 6:00pm

Policy submissions

You can view the NSW Young Lawyers Public Law and Government Sub-Committee policy submissions here.