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Law alumna keen to share career options

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Hailing from Blackmans Bay, Law alumna Georgina Barnes BEc-LLB(Hons) 2019, AssocDegPhil 2022, is now an Associate specialising in dispute resolution at Baker McKenzie in Sydney.

Georgina works across a broad range of the law on matters which are in litigation in state and federal courts, in arbitration or are pre-litigation.

“My matters generally involve contractual disputes, corporations law, competition and consumer law, data and cyber security and sometimes constitutional law,” she said.

“I value and enjoy the variety involved in my current role, and the opportunity to practice and develop skills relating to a number of areas of law, jurisdictions and industries.

“I also have the opportunity to be involved in pro-bono work like participating in regular community legal clinics, and larger projects with national or global organisations.”

Georgina will fly to Hobart to join us as a panelist at the inaugural Tasmania University Law Society and Alumni Career Conversations event.

Career Conversations aims to give current students a unique opportunity to connect with alumni like Georgina who have trodden the path before them, sharing important tips and career advice about the legal profession. It’s also an opportunity to welcome alumni back to campus to meet students and reconnect with each other.

Georgina said she was looking forward to supporting the event.

“I think the event is a good opportunity to connect with current students and share the pathway I have taken since graduating from UTAS, including to provide an example of opportunities on the mainland,” she said.

“My University of Tasmania Law degree helped me by giving me opportunities as a student to apply my knowledge, for example through mooting, problem solving and engaging in tutorials, drafting letters, submissions and court forms, and navigating company documents.

“I am looking forward to talking with current students about their plans and ideas for post-graduation.

“I am also looking forward to seeing my former lecturers and tutors again.”