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Be involved

All graduates of UNSW Law are members of the Alumni community, and we encourage you to be an active member in the following ways.

Each year Law graduates continue to inspire us with the work they do and the creative ways they give back to the university and community.

Volunteering comes in different shapes and sizes – it’s based on what’s meaningful to you!

Contact your dedicated Law Alumni team to find out more about the below opportunities.

Events

There are a range of different events and opportunities to speak throughout the year.

Check out the News & Events section for upcoming events.

Speaking opportunities

We are always after alumni that have an interesting story to share at our events – including student orientations, welcome sessions and panel events such as our panel series Look Who’s Talking. If you are keen to speak about your time at UNSW and your career journey, please get in touch!

Mentoring opportunities

Inspire current students by sharing your career experience and offering some first-hand advice!

The student Law Society calls on interested UNSW Law Alumni to volunteer their time as mentors throughout the year. The commitment required by each mentor varies and is determined by the mentors and mentees.

UNSW has also recently launch the new Career Accelerator program, which equips all UNSW alumni and Business School students with skills, experience and industry connections to accelerate their careers. Through this pilot program, UNSW’s global alumni community have the opportunity to connect with fellow graduates and develop the next generation of talented Business School students. Join Career Accelerator for a rewarding way to boost your mentoring and coaching skills, enhance your leadership experience and expand your own professional networks.

Be a hands-on volunteer

The Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) seeks volunteer solicitors to assist in evening advice sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Advice sessions have up to 16 appointments with the first one starting at 6pm. Volunteers are asked to commit to attending one of these advice sessions each fortnight.

As a community legal centre providing free advice and referral to assist residents in the local area, volunteering your time at the KLC can be tremendously rewarding. Meeting and helping people from different socio-economic backgrounds can not only diversify your own work portfolio but can also offer great personal insight and self-reflection. The centre takes on cases where there is no other source of assistance or where acting for the client will benefit the community by achieving change in the law or governing policy. KLC also acts as a teaching institution for students enrolled at UNSW Law. For more information on how you can get involved please visit the KLC website.

"I choose to volunteer at KLC because they offer such an integral service to the community which I am really passionate about contributing to. I regularly see clients at KLC who are in very difficult situations and we are able to give them the type of practical assistance that they often can't get elsewhere. Not only that, volunteering at KLC also exposes you to a wide variety of clients with differing problems which serves to develop your analytical and communication skills."  ~ Joe Kennedy

Become an International Alumni Ambassador

The Law Alumni community is expanding every year and we love connecting with our alumni living all over the world. Whether you’re returning home, relocating or travelling, it’s great to have a go-to point of contact.

Volunteering as an International Alumni Ambassador is an amazing way to volunteer and stay connected with alumni living in your area.

The role involves:

  • Being a key point of contact for reunions or events being held in your country and facilitating networking opportunities for alumni
  • Promoting academic and professional exchange between Australia and your country
  • Promoting the good work of UNSW
  • Assisting with maintaining communication and building relationships between UNSW Law and alumni in your country

Meet the Law International Alumni Ambassadors here.

Join the Law Alumni Committee

The UNSW Law Alumni Committee is a team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer Law graduates who meet regularly to organise events and activities which help our alumni get together, socialise, network and build career skills. It is a great way to stay in touch with fellow UNSW Law graduates and to meet people with similar interests or career paths.

Not only do our students come from far reaches of the globe, but our alumni have spread out to all corners as well. We would love to be able to share alumni updates and success stories with you but it’s hard to keep track of everyone’s movements. Volunteering as a Chapter Coordinator in your city or country is an amazing way to volunteer your help and stay connected with alumni living in your area.