Social Justice

The Social Justice Portfolio is responsible for the organisation of the Society’s social justice-related initiatives including equitable subsidies, Charity Trivia Nights, Social Justice Conference, Women’s Mentoring Program and Brennan Justice and Leadership Program.

For queries regarding the Social Justice Portfolio, contact Erika Serrano at vpsj@utslss.com.

Brennan Justice and Leadership Program

The Brennan Program is a joint initiative between the UTS Law Faculty and UTS LSS that allows UTS law students to reflect on the concept of justice and develop leadership skills through voluntary service.
 
Students will need to gain Reflection on Justice (ROJ) points by attending and engaging with social justice events and initiatives. These events include the Social Justice Conference, Charity Trivia Night, Speaker Series, UTS LSS Brennan Discussion Groups and more. Students will also need to acquire Leadership through Service (LTS) hours through volunteering and helping out at SJ initiatives such as being a member of the Justice Action Committee, Westmead Children’s Hospital Visits and general volunteer work.

For more info, click here and view our list of all claimable ROJ and LTS hour initiatives here.

Register now through UTS CareerHub.

Brennan Program Summer Circle

Are you a current Brennanite looking to have a fabulous summer break AND accrue some serious Reflections on Justice (ROJ) points and Leadership through Service (LTS) hours? Then make sure to sign up for Summer Circle – it’s the perfect opportunity to do both!

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Textbook Equity Scheme

The start of university can be a daunting time for some, with the stress of balancing work, university commitments and on top of that – expensive law textbooks. That’s why the UTS LSS wants to help you in a time you need it most.
The Textbook Equity Scheme enables financially disadvantaged students to borrow their prescribed law textbooks for the semester – for free!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Maya Mortimer, our Equity Director at equity@utslss.com.

Justice Action Committee

The Justice Action Committee (JAC) is an official committee of the UTS LSS dedicated to the Social Justice Portfolio. Committee members contribute to planning, organising and executing Social Justice Initiatives. These include raising funds for a range of causes, organising annual conferences and implementing their own initiatives.

The Justice Action Committee will meet every fortnight during Autumn and Spring session with the Social Justice portfolio. Ad Hoc meetings may be held if required prior to upcoming events.

Committee members will have their hours credited under the Brennan Justice Program Leadership Through Service (LTS) component. Initatives include trivia nights, parliamentary submissions and assisting the Social Justice Portfolio with the Red Cross Blood Donation Drive, Sydney Homeless Connect, Westmead Children’s Hospital visit and Homelessness Sleepout and food drive.

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice-President (Social Justice), Erika Serrano at vpsj@utslss.com

Westmead Children’s Hospital Visit

The visit will take place during the Autumn and Spring session and will require students to dress up in colourful costumes as well as run activities for the patients. This event provides the perfect opportunity to put on a smile on children’s faces and give back to the greater community.

Women’s Mentoring Program

Female UTS law students will be paired with a female mentor and have the opportunity to request a mentor of a particular background or identity.

We hope this intersectional approach to women’s issues will assist burgeoning legal professionals to break through the glass ceiling in the legal profession and be inspired by a diverse range of successful women.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Jason Wang, our Diversity Director at diversity@utslss.com.

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