The UNSW Law Society Cabinet is a student elected group who oversee the day-to-day operations of the Law Society. Led by the Presidents, Natasha and Fletcher, the team consists of 10 Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer governing each of our portfolios.
Check out each Cabinet member’s profile below for more information on the exciting initiatives you can get involved in!
Vice-President (Activities) - Nicola Ray
The Activities Portfolio is the primary social arm of the Law Society. We are responsible for ensuring all law students have an enjoyable, well-rounded university experience. The Portfolio goes to great lengths to ensure first year and transfer students have a smooth transition into their new life as a UNSW Law student.
We are responsible for organising large and small scale social events such as the annual Law Ball and First Year Law Camp, as well as running social sports, the Law Band, and our peer mentoring program, LawPLUS.
To contact Nicola, email email@example.com
Vice-President (Administration) - Justin Song
The Administrator is responsible for acting as the bridge that connects students to the Law Society. The Administration Portfolio is in charge of both the internal functioning of LawSoc, as well as showcasing its professional image, so that everything you see, hear and know about LawSoc is of top quality. We market all LawSoc initiatives through our very own website and on our various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and WeChat.
The Administration Portfolio also aims to improve students’ wellbeing by providing entertaining video updates; delivering all useful information of upcoming events through The Brief; and supplying students with Law Society merchandise.
To contact Justin, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President (Education) - Aanika Matin
The Education portfolio aims to facilitate students’ academic development, professional skill development and personal wellbeing. We do this through a range initiatives and opportunities that complement the work of the Law Faculty to ensure that students make the most out of their Law degree at UNSW.
To contact Aanika, email email@example.com
Vice-President (International) - Shuhan He
The International Portfolio aims to represent the interests of international students at UNSW Law and facilitate careers opportunities for those interested in pursuing international private law careers.
To contact Shuhan, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President (JD/PG) - Emma McQuaid
The JD/PG Portfolio provides a community at UNSW Law for Juris Doctor and Postgraduate students. It can be daunting to return to uni, whether full time or part time, and we want to help make the transition as smooth and fun as possible. With our variety of events and programs throughout the year, JDs and PGs will be able to create long lasting bonds and learn how to excel at law school together.
To contact Emma, email email@example.com
Vice-President (Mooting) - Leigh Gordon
Mooting is a simulated courtroom experience in which two teams of two students each argue either side of a hypothetical fact scenario before a bench of three volunteer judges. The primary goal of this Portfolio is to encourage student participation in this extracurricular activity, both internally and externally. We are responsible, internally, for the Beginners, Intermediate and Senior Mooting Competitions, as well as the Open Moot. We are also responsible for the selection and supervision of UNSW’s external mooting teams, who participate both nationally and internationally.
Our aim and motivation is twofold: to help students establish and improve the skills that will see them through their degrees and legal careers, and to introduce students to other members of their cohorts and the UNSW Law community, thereby encouraging an inclusive and judgement-free learning environment.
Mooting is an extracurricular that every law student should try at least once. It is a literal life-changer!
To contact Leigh, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President (Private Law Careers) - Stephanie Bian
Private Law Careers aims to support and guide students in their career pursuits, by providing information, workshops for developing professional skills, and opportunities to speak to professionals in their field of interest.
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Vice-President (Public Interest Careers) - Jim Tong
The Public Interest Careers Portfolio aims to provide guidance and support for law students interested in a career related to the Public Interest sector. This is achieved through workshops, information panels and networking events with professionals from the industry.
To contact Jim, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Ashton Cook
The Secretariat is principally responsible for all governance and compliance matters for UNSW Law Society Incorporated. We ensure that LawSoc meets all of its legal obligations. The Secretariat is also responsible for liaising with Arc and the Law Faculty.
To contact Ashton, email email@example.com
Vice President (Skills) - Leon Delnawaz
The Skills Portfolio is responsible for running four types of competitions each year. These competitions include: Negotiations, Witness Examination, Client Interviewing and Mediation. The purpose of running these competitions is to help you develop your problem solving, critical thinking and other practical legal skills. Not only will these skills help you while studying, but they will also prove to be of great value when moving into the legal profession.
To contact Leon, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President (Social Justice) - Sophie Berton
The Social Justice Portfolio aims to create an inclusive environment where all students feel welcome and empowered to make positive change. We aim to improve awareness about social injustices and advocate for minority groups within our law school. We will achieve this through ‘hands-on’ initiatives, government submissions, awareness seminars and the Court of Conscience Publication.
To contact Sophie, email email@example.com
Treasurer - Matt Shields
The Treasurer is responsible for arranging the society’s finances and ensuring we are able to fund all of our events. The Treasurer works closely with the Presidents at the start of the year to budget our money and keeps the portfolios in check regarding their spending throughout the year.
Additionally, as LawSoc is an ACNC registered charity and has recently become incorporated, the Treasurer produces our financial reports and liaises with out accountants and external organisations to ensure we are meeting our obligations.
To contact Matt, email firstname.lastname@example.org