Words from the wise
The Hon. Justice Tricia Kavanagh
Member of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, the Honourable Justice Tricia Kavanagh was one of the earliest graduates from the UTS Faculty of Law. In this interview, she offers insights on the road from law school to the bench, ethical challenges and the fine art of 'learning the lingo.'
University medallist Amanda Tattersall graduated law knowing she wanted to effect far-reaching social change. She now works for the largest social movement in the country as an elected officer of Unions NSW & Deputy Assistant Secretary. Pivotal in establishing the Sydney Alliance, a broad-based coalition spanning unions, religious & community organisations, Amanda will soon be publishing a book on power and coalitions, based on her PhD.
Driven, engaging and purposeful, Amy is a corporate lawyer for top-tier law firm, Mallesons. In this interview, she shares why she loves her job - working, as she says, 'with the best clients on the biggest matters with the brightest people on a daily basis.'
Angus Macinnis is a Senior Associate at DibbsBarker who graduated from UTS in 1998. Over the years, he has kept up ties with UTS:Law as a mooting coach.
Former corporate lawyer Brynn always nurtured a low-burn, pilot light desire to work with refugees in Australia. From volunteer work at RACS (Refugee Advice and Casework Service) to a stint on Christmas Island, she now works as a lawyer with the Anti-Slavery Australia, a UTS-based NGO committed to promoting a human rights response to slavery and trafficking in Australia.
A barrister at Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Christopher Wood says that he always liked the idea of 'getting paid to talk.' Here, he offers advice on how you go from law school to the bar - and the thrills of winning in the courtroom.
Spurred by UTS:Law Professor Sam Blay to ditch the desk-bound offices of New York and Geneva to make a real difference in the developing world, Clary travelled to India at 22 and set up the 40K Home Foundation, an NGO currently building a school in poverty-stricken Bangalore. In this video, he allows us a view on what it’s like to take the road less travelled...
A recent graduate of UTS:Law, Danielle now works as a lawyer for the Australian Government Solicitor, based in the Trade Practices team in Sydney.
A veteran of both the Gibbs and Jessup moots, Sharna now works as a solicitor with Sparke Helmore Lawyers. In this interview, she discusses her unusual route to studying law - 'I started out studying Communications' - her mooting experiences, and how she views the law as the 'language of power', an essential basis from which to make a change in the world.