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Vic Bar paves way for more students to pursue law

The Victorian Bar has awarded $1,500 and unique opportunities to 14 secondary students in an effort to encourage more aspiring lawyers facing a number of social and economic barriers to pursue a career in law. 

user iconNaomi Neilson 19 July 2021 Big Law
Vic Bar paves way for more students to pursue law
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Working together, the City of Hume and Victorian Bar collectively awarded the young students $1,500 for their academic excellence in legal studies and will soon have them undertake work experience during their school holidays that includes a tour of the Supreme Court of Victoria and briefings from leading barristers. 

In announcing the successful students, High Court Justice the Honourable Michelle Gordon AC commented: “The students should feel very proud of what they achieved through their hard work and academic excellence. I look to these students being our future leaders not only in the law but across our society.” 


Mayor of Hume City, Cr Joseph Haweil added that providing pathways for the next generation of legal minds is “inspiring”, particularly among Hume’s diverse population where half of its residents’ first language is not English. 

Victorian Bar president Christopher Blanden said the joint initiative with the city is aimed at encouraging more students to pursue a career in law. 

At the presentation, Victorian Bar Foundation chairman, the Honourable Justice John Digby, said the scholarship program intends to break down barriers and “recognise the potential in young students whatever their background”. 

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