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Diversity in Law Conference

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Deakin Downtown

Tower 2 , Level 12

727 Collins Street

Docklands, VIC 3008

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The Deakin Diversity in Law Conference will shine light on the glaring lack of diversity – gender, ethnic, sexual orientation, etc – in the legal profession and related areas. Despite the visibly multicultural and plural society we witness in our diurnal lives, the world of the law continues to favour certain groups to the exclusion of others. This has pernicious consequences including:

1. exclusion of people on illegitimate grounds;
2. denial of equal opportunities;
3. a non-representative justice system;
4. suboptimal utilization of talent and capabilities; and
5. a weaker profession and society built on the rule of law.

The conference will bring together practitioners, activists, academics, and experts to share experiences and debate steps to make the legal profession and related areas more inclusive.

An exciting line-up of speakers including stars in an array of domains – litigation, in-house law, legal entrepreneurship, big-law, business, and government will be part of the conference.

Speakers include:

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Deakin Law School
Professor Samantha Hepburn, Deakin Law School
Michelle Dixon, CEO and Partner, Commercial Disputes at Maddocks
Justine Rowe, General Counsel, Telstra
Heidi Roberts, Partner Diversity and Inclusion, Chair of Diversity Council at Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Dr Tanim Bari, Deakin Law School
Dr Kunle Ola, Australian Catholic University
Dr Shiri Krebs, Deakin Law School
Tala Bennett, Associate General Counsel, Deloitte
Shobana Richmond, Group Manager – Legal Recruitment, Taylor Root
Petra Zlatevska, Speaker: Gender + Digital Economy; Lecturer (Potsdam Univ.)
Marianne Marchesi, Founder and Principal Lawyer of Smartlaw firm, Legalite
Ramanan Rajendran, Partner at Minter Ellison

The objective is also to provide inspiration to law students by showcasing success strategies and creating opportunities for networking and mentorship.

Who Should Attend
Practitioners, judges, court & tribunal administrators, academics, consumers of legal services, business persons, and students.

Post Conference Networking
There will be a networking event following the formal part of the conference. Light refreshments will be available.

Dress Code
Business attire

This is a FREE CPD event; however, registration is essential.

Conference Chair
Name: Professor Sandeep Gopalan
Phone:
03 9251 7707
Email:
sandeep.gopalan@deakin.edu.au

Contact Details
Courtney Bow
lawevents@deakin.edu.au
924 68325

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Deakin Downtown

Tower 2 , Level 12

727 Collins Street

Docklands, VIC 3008

Australia

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