Life as a barrister explored by Vic law students

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Life as a barrister explored by Vic law students

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Over 200 of the state’s law students have attended an event hosted by the Victorian Bar to learn what being a barrister is all about.

The Victorian Bar’s inaugural Open Day took place last Friday, 17 August 2018, to showcase the opportunities available to law students should they seek a career as a barrister.

Organised by the Victorian Bar and its Student Engagement Committee, co-chaired by Kat Brazenor and James Waters, the Open Day heard from barristers at all levels of seniority.

Each spoke about their pathways to the Bar and their experiences as a barrister, and shared some of the exciting and controversial cases in which they have been involved in.

“A career as a barrister is both challenging and rewarding,” said Dr Matt Collins QC, president of the Victorian Bar.

“The Victorian Bar’s 2,100 plus practising barristers play a vital role in the administration of justice, with their specialist skills in dispute resolution, litigation, strategy and advice, and in advocacy before the court.


“The work of a barrister is built on the proud tradition of providing strong and independent legal representation and advice without fear or favour to all in the community.

“There are a number of pathways to becoming a barrister and our Open Day provided the best and brightest of Victoria’s law students with the opportunity to learn about becoming a barrister as well as working life at the Victorian Bar.”

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is the deputy head of editorial at Momentum Media and editor of its legal publication, Lawyers Weekly. 

She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

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