Law and social work

Law and social work

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Listen to our Managing Director, Bevan Warner's evocative speech at the Old Melbourne Goal where he references the experiences of two wrongly executed Aboriginal men to explain how sometimes we get the law wrong. With social justice lawyering we can elevate human dignity beyond the dispassionate impartiality of the law to create better justice.

The judge said that the punishment was designed to inspire terror… to deter similar transgressions.

Sometimes the law is just wrong. Sometimes it is poorly administered. Sometimes it is abused. 

Inherent within the law is the power, the flexibility and the creativity to be a force for social change. 

Victoria Legal Aid Managing Director Bevan Warner

On 20 July 2017, RMIT University's Graduate School of Business and Law celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Juris Doctor program. 

Listen to Bevan's speech

Read the speaker's notes

Download and read Bevan Warner's speaker notes from the 10th anniversary of RMIT's Juris Doctor program (docx, 44.87 KB)

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