The MULSS queer portfolio aims to provide support and guidance to LGBTIQA+ students in the law school. Students should be able to be their authentic selves at university, and so MULSS is committed to fostering a friendly and discrimination-free environment on campus.
The Queer Portfolio has two Queer Directors for 2019, Daniel Bennett-Spark and Eleanor Ryan.
Health and Wellbeing:
We recognize that LGBTIQA+ students may face additional stresses not catered for by general student services. In an environment where small pressures can build if not properly dealt with, it is important to know that there are support networks in place for LGBTIQA+ students. If you are struggling in any way, we strongly encourage you to contact one of the queer officers. We are very keen to help where we can, or at least point you in the right direction!
See below for a full list of LSS contact options and supporting organisations, otherwise feel free to speak to us in person.
Professional and Social Development:
It is increasingly the case that involvement in the greater LGBTI community provides yet another opportunity for students to engage with the wider ‘legal world’. Law firms, government departments and NGOs are giving more attention to the issues surrounding gender and sexual diversity, and as such a widespread community of legal practitioners is developing. It is our aim to help students engage with this community and make the most of the opportunities to contribute and engage.
Make sure to keep tabs on up the LSS and like our Facebook page (Queer@Melbourne Law School) for notifications of upcoming events!
Queer Issues in Our Community:
The queer portfolio aims to engage the law school in current questions of social and legal justice pertaining to the queer identifying community. The portfolio will host a number of forums andother events throughout the year to raise awareness and increase understanding of these issues throughout the law school.