Criminal Law Insights


The PLEA Project Criminal Law Insight Event is an exciting opportunity for law students to join in a moderated and intimate discussion with a panel of esteemed criminal law professionals.

Thanks to everyone that attended, view photos from the event here.

The evening will allow students to explore some of the topics currently at the forefront of the criminal law jurisdiction and, through facilitated networking discussion, learn about requirements and pathways to a career in this exciting field.

The panel features:

Moderated by Samuel Cooper a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Criminal Law Policy team.

This is the inaugural event of the Prison Legal Education & Assistance Project’s Insight Series, an accessible and vital resource for students considering a community and social justice minded career.


Location: Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke St Melbourne
Date: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00PM
Cost: $10.00 with all proceeds from this event going directly towards the PLEA Project’s legal education presentations within Victorian prisons.
Free for PLEA volunteers and Tarwirri members.


Guillaume Bailin
Deputy Managing Lawyer, Indictable Crime Team, Victoria Legal Aid

Guillaume has led a prolific career covering nearly every angle of criminal law practise. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid, he worked as a senior administrator in the Criminal Division of the County Court of Victoria and before this as a Solicitor Advocate in the Office of Public Prosecutions. In addition to his wealth of professional experience, Guillaume teaches criminal law at Monash University.

While a student at Monash, Guillaume founded the Prison Legal Education & Assistance Project and continues to serve as the Project’s President.

Jill Prior
Principal Legal Officer, Law and Advocacy Centre for Women

Jill is a member of the board of the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women, and the Centre’s inaugural Principal Legal Officer. Jill is an accredited specialist in criminal law and has over 15 years’ experience representing clients in criminal matters. Throughout her extensive career she has worked as a Principal Legal Officer of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria as well as the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service where she also managed the legal practice.

Jill is a noted speaker on critical justice issues including engagements at the Judicial College, Victorian Bar and National Association of Community Legal Centres’ National Conference.

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