Entering the Social Justice Sector: Reshaping the Law (13:45 to 15:15; Thursday, 25 July 2014)
Co-organised by SLSJ, this session aims to dissect the various aspects of the profession in order to determine how practitioners, academics and people in authority can best reshape the law and the legal profession such that it becomes relevant to the needs of the times. One, we look at whether law schools are accessible to people of all socio-economic backgrounds. Two, we look at whether there is access to the public interest profession itself; do students of all backgrounds have a reasonable number of options to enter into the public interest profession? Have the skills acquired by recent law graduates equipped them to be competent in the profession? Lastly, does the profession cater to and is it accessible to all professionals irrespective of gender, race and socio-economic background?
Organiser: CALS and SLSJ and CALS