Notre Dame Sydney Law Society

Social Justice

Thanks for visiting the Social Justice Page!

The purpose of this portfolio is to strengthen the passion of our colleagues for social justice by facilitating presentations by guest speakers and by encouraging volunteering and involvement in human rights initiatives.

We hope to leave our years of study at Notre Dame Law School with values of justice and mercy, with a commitment to see the defenseless defended, the vulnerable protected and the marginalised included. As students and alumni, we want to live with a purpose in life that goes far beyond ourselves alone in a society that is in desperate need of justice

We have an exciting year ahead of us as we expand this growing portfolio! If you have any questions, suggestions or if you would like to be involved, don’t hesitate to email us on or come and say hi at uni!

Lara Hayek

Social Justice Director 2016/17 |


Latest Social Justice News

2015 Social Justice Lecture: The Hon. Linda Burney MP

The Annual Notre Dame Sydney Law Society Social Justice Lecture is an event for students, Read more

National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference – Essay Competition

What should Australia be doing in the next 10 years to improve access to justice Read more

Caritas Australia Talk, Tuesday 17 March

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015 Time: 12:30pm Location: NDS15, Moot Court Caritas operates around the Read more

NDSLS Celebrates IWD!

The NDSLS is proudly supporting International Women’s Day (IWD) which is an internationally recognised event Read more

8. ICTY Epilogue

The day before I flew out of Sydney I checked the website of the International Read more

7. ICTY Day Five

Once the orders were made, and the phone was put down, once the motors stopped Read more

6. ICTY Day Four

No recount of the horrors of the Holocaust can be heard without remembering the trains. Read more

5. ICTY Day Three

I write on my third day at the ICTY, more convinced than ever of its Read more

4. ICTY Day Two

Today was my second day at the ICTY and the hearings took on a different Read more

3. ICTY Day One

Well that was day one! That was the ICTY. When I walked through those doors Read more