Lucy is an innovative leadership program for female students at the University of Wollongong with long term career aspirations of using their Law Degree either as a practitioner or in other fields such as policy, in-house counsel, advisory roles etc.
The key objective of the program is to inspire, motivate and educate women about the opportunities available for career direction and leadership. This is achieved by establishing relationships between individual students and mentors who have achieved success in their professional career. Mentors are drawn from the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors.
'The match with my LUCY Mentor was perfect. She was intelligent, outgoing, passionate about her career and willing to help you at the drop of a hat. I gained so much practical experience and valuable insights into the contribution and importance of women in the legal profession. It has affirmed my career ambitions and how I can manage my personal and professional life. Completing the program towards the end of my degree gave me the inspiration and reassurance I needed to venture into the professional world.' (2013 Lucy participant, Elle Davidson, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws)
WORKING WOMEN GIVE FEMALE STUDENTS A GLIMPSE OF LIFE AS A LAWYER
Fifteen female law students celebrated their journey through the 2014 Lucy Mentoring Program at a graduation ceremony in Sydney on Thursday 18 September. Read more.