The Progressive Law Network is a network of law students and legal professionals working to promote social and environmental justice through the law.
We do this through a major annual conference, public seminars and workshops, careers opportunities, law reform submissions and social events. The PLN was formed at Monash University in 2010 by a passionate group of law students, all hoping to achieve social and environmental justice through the use of their law careers. We aim to be a cross campus network for law students and law professionals alike and we welcome your involvement!
As an organisation, we are dedicated to:
- Providing information to students and practitioners about altruistic legal career paths in the environmental, human rights and social justice sectors.
- Facilitating connections between law students, professionals and community advocacy organisations.
- Encouraging law students and practitioners to utilise their law degrees to effect positive social change.
- Engaging law students with their communities and the challenges facing them, while encouraging intelligent and informed legal activism/advocacy.
- Organising events to provide a forum for an exchange of views and opinions about new developments in alternative careers, environmental law, human rights law and other social justice-related issues.
Areas of Interest Include:
- Environment Law
- Human Rights Law
- Native Title and Indigenous Sovereignty
- Law Reform
- Criminal Law
- Civil Liberties
- International and Domestic Refugee Law
- Indigenous Rights
- Women and the Law
- Community Legal Work
- Same Sex Rights