Future Young Lawyers Program

Join us for our Future Young Lawyers Program

The Future Young Lawyers Program is an online initiative created for students to observe and learn from the comfort of their homes.

During these uncertain times, it’s important to ensure we adapt to our current environment and create new opportunities for students. The Future Young Lawyers Program will be implemented to cover the weeks the Mock Law Programs are offline, with an opportunity for students to learn from experienced and knowledgeable solicitors.

The Program will span over 6 weeks, covering topics including introduction to Australian Legal Systems, Advocacy, Law Reform, Policy and Ethics, as well as Mock trial topics to keep teams on their toes! At the end of each week, a quiz will be sent to participants and the results tallied. After the 6-week program concludes, we will be announcing the student with the highest quiz score.

Even better - this program is free of charge.

LECTURE SCHEDULE


Week 1 - Introduction to Australian Legal Systems
Speaker
 Richard Prangell
Date Wednesday 29 April 2020
Time 3.00pm


Week 2 - Advocacy for everyone
Speaker
 David Turner
Date Thursday 7 May 2020
Time 3.00pm


Week 3 - Law Reform and Policy Making in Australia
Panel
 Andrew Small, Adi Prigan and Sue Hunt
Date Friday 15 May 2020
Time 10.30am


Week 4 - Ethics in the Courtroom
Speaker
 Linden Barnes
Date Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time 3.00pm


Week 5 - Mock Trial  - Part 1 Telling your case narrative
Panel Ellen McKenzie and Dr Virginia Marshall
Date Monday 25 May 2020
Time 3.00pm
 

Week 6 - Mock Trial - Part 2: Some tips for opening and closing addresses and cross-examination
Panel
 Ellen McKenzie and Dr Virginia Marshall
Date Monday 1 June 2020
Time 3.00pm

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please email us at mocklaw@lawsociety.com.au.