Lucy is a leadership program for female students at the UOW with aspirations of using their Law degree either as a practitioner or in other fields such as policy, in-house counsel, advisory roles etc. The aim of Lucy is to motivate and educate women about the career opportunities in law by establishing relationships between students and mentors who have achieved success in their professional career. Mentors are drawn from the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Lucy Mentoring Program
Become a Mentee
- Gain real work experience in law
- Make valuable contacts in the industry
- Learn about several career avenues available to law students
Become a Mentor
- Mentor future women leaders
- Increase the number of women management positions in law
- Network with other mentors across a range of industries
"The Lucy Mentoring Program connected me with industry professionals who were inspiring, encouraging and invested in my success. My mentor provided me with advice and assisted in building my connections, confidence and knowledge of the legal industry. The Lucy Mentor Program gave me a glimpse of what it is like to work the area of law I am truly passionate about and pushed me to consider how I could make a meaningful contribution to this area after my graduation and throughout my career. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Lucy Mentoring Program and recommend it to all female law student wanting to gain insight into what it means to be a female in the legal industry.”
Laura Maclean, Bachelor of Laws (2022 Lucy participant)
"The Lucy program gave me unique access to some incredible and inspiring people in the legal industry. I gained not only a mentor, but a friend and a sounding board to chat about all those burning questions final year law students have about their career options. Lucy empowered me to build lifelong connections, be inquisitive, and value every conversation, and it opened the doors to exciting opportunities I never thought I'd have."
Alex Doust, Bachelor of Journalism/Laws (2016 Lucy participant)
“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.”
Diarna Cuda, Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (2015 Lucy participant)
“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."
Hannah White, Bachelor of Laws (2015 Lucy participant)