National Indigenous Legal Conference - 2019
WORKING TO INCREASE INDIGENOUS ACCESS TO STUDIES IN LAW: CDU's INDIGENOUS PRE-LAW PROGRAM AND THE BILATA LEGAL PATHWAYS PROGRAM
Hon Trevor Riley QC | Ben Grimes | James Parfitt (Fejo)
The Bilata Legal Pathways Program was developed by Aboriginal lawyers and law students and is based on a partnership approach across the legal system with the aim of increasing Indigenous access and participation in the studies and practice of l.aw
As part of this aim, Charles Darwin University put in place an intensive Indigenous Pre-Law Program held over January each year to enable participants to find out more about studying law and to equip them with foundational skills and experience.
This presentation will provide an overview of these programs and will allow for Aboriginal university law students to have a voice about their experiences and challenges.