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 Lucy program provided me the opportunity to experience areas of law I had found particularly interesting throughout my studies. Having a female mentor in a leadership role gave me the direction and confidence to apply for graduate positions.” (2015 Lucy participant, Diarna Cuda, Bachelor of Commerce-Bachelor of Laws)
“The law truly develops when practitioners impart their wisdom, dedication and passion onto others. The Lucy program is a testament to this very philosophy. I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of the 2015 Lucy Mentoring Program and to have been paired with one of the most amazingly intelligent, down to earth and inspiring lawyers I have ever met. My mentor has had a lasting impact on my future career and motivated me to forge a career in which I can follow my passions. I would strongly recommend Lucy to any female law student who wants to be inspired in more ways than one." (2015 Lucy participant, Hannah White, Bachelor of Laws)
'I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the LUCY program. I feel work experience opportunities like this are fantastic and the only way to work out what area of the law and/or what career you might like to pursue in the future. They also help provide context for the degree.' (2014 Lucy participant, Alannah Curry, Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies)
To view information about LUCY programs from previous years, please see the media reports below.