Welcome to Amicae Curiae, we chose the title because we want to discuss the role of women in the law, in legal education, as students, as academics, and within the legal profession. We have captured some of our thoughts on these issues in an article reproduced here.
What does Amicae Curiae mean? Literally it means girl friends of the courts. For more read this
Who are we? We are law lecturers working at leading Australian universities who have a lot to say, and some of it doesn’t fit in a blind refereed scholarly journal or a lecture theatre. We want to hear from you. You can contact us via the comments pages, or by email us directly at melissa.castanATMonash.edu, or on Twitter @amicae1. Specific post authors are listed for each post.
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