LRSJ/RegNet justice careers seminar: working against the death penalty

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Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 07 August 2019


Liz Allen Meeting Room ANU College of Law 7 Fellows Road Level 4 Room 7.4.5 Acton ACT 2601
ANU Canberra


Zainab Mahboob, Sara Kowal


Jehanne Teo

LRSJ will be holding a light lunch for students to meet and chat with two of the world’s leading advocates against capital punishment, Zainab Mahboob and Sara Kowal.

Zainab, Head of Legal at the Justice Project Pakistan, and Sara, Clinical Supervisor of the Monash University Anti-Death Penalty Clinic, will talk about their career paths and share their thoughts on working as lawyers on social justice issues.

This seminar is open to all current law and RegNet students. Attendance is free but spaces are limited – register now!

This seminar is part of the LRSJ Justice Careers project that runs regular seminars with practitioners and advocates in the field to talk about careers.

About the speakers

Zainab Mahboob is the Head of Legal at the Justice Project Pakistan. She has directed strategic litigation in relation to clients on death row with mental illness in Pakistan and is currently looking to conduct litigation in relation to women on death row in Pakistan, focusing on offences that result from domestic violence.

Sara Kowal is the Clinical Supervisor of the Monash University Anti-Death Penalty Clinic, where law students undertake research and analysis of current death penalty cases, assisting legal teams and human rights advocates in numerous jurisdictions that execute. Sara is the Vice-President of the Capital Punishment Justice Project (formerly Reprieve Australia), an NGO solely focused on the abolition of the death penalty. As a long-time opponent of capital punishment, Sara brings her passion and skill to her work with CPJP.

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