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Victorian Bar calls students to profession

Victorian Bar calls students to profession

Barristers are being sent into classrooms across Victoria in a bid to bolster entry numbers into the profession.

The Victorian Bar is sending barristers into classrooms and lecture theatres across the state in a bid to demystify the Bar and promote the career of a barrister to students from all backgrounds.


The outreach is part of a comprehensive Student Engagement Program, launched today by the Bar, which coordinates the efforts of barristers willing to work with students, and provides a central registration and information source for secondary schools and law faculties.


Barrister Simon Pitt, who chairs the Student Engagement Committee, said the program is structured to engage and inform students from all walks of life across Victoria.


“A good understanding of the role of barristers is critical to an understanding of how our justice system operates” Pitt said.


“The program is dedicated to highlighting the fundamental role barristers play in the administration of justice in Victoria; and to open up, to as many people as possible, the option of becoming a barrister by providing students with a practical application of their studies. The quality of our legal system depends on our ability to be inclusive, and diverse, in our profession,” he said.


Victorian Bar Chairman, Mark Moshinsky SC, said a thriving Bar depended on attracting top quality lawyers.


“This program is a way of promoting the Bar to the next generation of lawyers, who are currently students at University or even at school. These students often bring a very strong sense of social justice and a desire to work in the law to achieve change,” he said.


“The Bar has an active role to play in the development of young people’s understanding of

our society, and their opportunities."

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