The third Law Week Metropolitan Law Talks took place on Monday 16 May. The day was a great success, with over 150 students from eight schools, including one from Bendigo, participating.
The full-day program included presentations from former state Attorney-General, Rob Hulls; the Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, the Honourable PD Cummins AM; and the Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass OBE. Apart from discussing their roles, they shared a few life lessons regarding the law, personal tales about life in the law and their thoughts on diverse career paths.
In the afternoon, students participated in a mock culpable driving trial at the Old Magistrates' Court facilitated by Her Honour Judge Hannan, the head of the County Court Criminal Division. And, for something a bit more relaxing, students took a tour of the Old Melbourne Gaol.
The students participated with interest in all the talks, which included information relevant to the VCE Legal Studies curriculum. One student shared the impact of the day in the video above.
Victoria Law Foundation would like to thank our event partners – the RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice, the National Trust Victoria and the Victorian Law Reform Commission – for working together to provide students with a day that truly encouraged them to take a lifelong interest in the law and to understand its relevance in their day-to-day lives.
For more information on our school programs, please contact our Education Manager, Fabiola Superina, on (03) 9604 8100 or by email.