2013 International Forum for Law School Students
8 August 2013
Recent graduate, Angelica McCall (BIGS 2012, LLB 2013) represented the Sydney Law School at this event hosted by Renmin University of China Law School (RM University) in Beijing in conjunction with Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
The purpose of the forum as communicated by Renmin University was to provide an opportunity for law schools from different countries to communicate and exchange ideas between Chinese and Western legal culture.
Students from a diverse range of backgrounds were invited to give presentations: University of Sydney, University of Geneva, University of Cape Town, IU McKinney School of Law, Renmin University, Hitotsubashi University, Korea University and University of Mongolia .
Each nominated law school delegate gave a presentation for approximately 15- 30 minutes followed by a 5 minute Q and A session from the audience.
"I spoke about Sustainable Development law and the use of green courts as a mechanism of environment governance.
"Overall I felt very honoured to have been given the opportunity to be nominated to represent Sydney Law School at the forum.
"It was an incredibly valuable experience in terms of cultivating relationships with like-minded and ambitious law students from around the world.
"For me it facilitated the necessary dialogue for exchanging legal ideas and innovations, which is often missing in Law School if one does not have the opportunity to go on exchange.
"I was exposed to current trends in other jurisdictions, such as the introduction of specialist mental illness courts in the US and the response of the law in dealing with AIDS in China.
"I was inspired by many of the ideas and issues being discussed.
"I am hopeful that one day I can return again to Beijing to undertake further studies at Renmin.
"During my time there, I found the staff, students and campus environment accommodating.
"I was also introduced to the academic programs on offer which boast a diverse range of subjects, particularly for anyone with an interest in Chinese law and legal practice.
This experience was definitely the highlight for me during my time at Law School."
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202