We had a full house of 220 students attending from 12 schools, including some who had travelled from Hamilton. Law Week Law Talks was hosted by the Leo Cussen Centre for the morning, students then spent the afternoon attending sessions in the County Court.
Our speakers included Former Attorney General Rob Hulls, VCAT President Justice Michelle Quigley, Juries Commissioner Paul Dore and County Court Judge (retired) Jane Patrick. The students also participated in a mock mediation and had the opportunity to attend a tour of Parliament.
Law Week (13-19 May) and Law Week Law Talks are highlights every year. Law Week 2019 was the biggest and best yet, with over 280 events throughout the state. This year for the first time, Law Week ran for the full seven days, with Parliament holding an Open Day on the Sunday. Thousands of people across Victoria attended events which included information sessions, mock trials, pop ups and community forums.
Courts Open Day on the Saturday was a major success with members of the public embracing the opportunity to visit the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts, talk to judges, hear from the Juries Commissioner and experience a cells tour.
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