Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students visit Sydney Law School
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from as far as Darwin and the Torres Strait’s Thursday Island spent a week in Sydney recently for the University of Sydney’s inaugural Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. The Wingara Mura (A thinking path) – Bunga Barrabugu (To make tomorrow) Summer Program brought 250 students to the university to learn more about disciplines such as health, humanities and social science, law, architecture and the creative arts, music, natural science, and business.
Sydney Law School academics and staff, Irene Baghoomians, Louise Boon-Kuo, Louisa Di Bartolomeo and Tanya Mitchell worked with the Sydney University Law Society (SULS) to facilitate the law element of the Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. SULS members were proud to be involved in the inaugural program and ran a goal-setting workshop and mock trial activity with students from Years 9 and 12.
“It was very encouraging to see the students’ enthusiasm for learning across two fun-filled days,” said SULS President Mr James Higgins. “As a faculty society, SULS is committed to fostering greater understanding of Indigenous culture within the Sydney Law School and assisting with programs that aim to increase Indigenous participation in tertiary education. We strongly believe that a more diverse and supportive law school is beneficial to all those who study and teach here.”
Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty