Sydney Hosts Criminal Careers Forum

21 October 2008


On 16th October, the Sydney Law School and the Institute of Criminology co-sponsored a Criminal Careers Forum. The forum provided an opportunity for students to hear from Faculty graduates who work in criminal law and criminology research and practice. Over 70 students from the Faculty, the broader university community and other universities attended the forum.

Dr Arlie Loughnan opened the evening and welcomed everyone to the Law School. For those speakers who were alumni of the Law School, it was a case of welcome back. 

Dr Murray Lee, of the Sydney Institute of Criminology, was the first of the speakers, introducing the Institute and informing students of the range of PG coursework and research degree programs available. Special mention was made of the new John O'Brien Memorial Scholarships, Australia's first PG scholarships in criminal law and criminology. 

The invited speakers were; Mr Garner Clancy, Consultant (CHD Consulting), Dr Peggy Dwyer (NSW Attorney General's Department Dept.), Ms Meaghan Fleeton (Solicitor, Special Crime Unit, NSW ODPP), Ms Rebecca Graham (Solicitor, Legal Aid NSW), and Ms Natalie Neuman (Solicitor, Women's Legal Services). 

Students who attended the forum heard about diverse career paths and training options from each of the speakers. Students were able to interact with the speakers informally over a drink in the second half of the evening.

Contact: Peter Finneran

Phone: 02 9351 0224

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