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Legally Student: Lachlan Daly

 

Welcome to this special edition of Legally Student, where we speak to law students working at community legal centres. This is to tie into the National Day of Action for Community Legal Centres that was held on 3rd April 2014.
Lachlan Daly is a fifth year law student at Macquarie University looking to blaze a social justice path in his legal career. He’s volunteering one day a week at the Welfare Rights Centre based in Surry Hills, with only 8 full-time staff and 1-2 student volunteers per shift. And he’s the first point of contact when people call up with legal issues, where he summarises their case and passes it on to the relevant caseworker.

Rachel Worsley asked Lachlan what it was like to be on the frontline of a community legal centre, and why community legal services remain as important as ever.

Legally Student: Jenny Tridgell

 

There’s no doubting that third year Macquarie University law and politics student Jenny Tridgell has social justice in her blood. In her second year she was part of the executive for Macquarie University Students for Community Legal Engagement, otherwise known as MUSCLE. This year she is the Social Justice Director at the Macquarie University Law Society. Over her time in law school, she has planned many social justice events including panels featuring social justice lawyers and hopes to one day hold a Social Justice Careers Fair to better promote careers in the law outside of the traditional commercial law path.

She spoke with Rachel Worsley at her home turf, Macquarie University.

Broadcast on 16 April 2014.