Migration Law Insights

Migration Law Insights event

Following on from our sell out June Insights evening we are very excited to announce our next event exploring migration and refugee law.

The Migration Law Insight Event is a unique opportunity for law students and recent graduates to learn about the challenges, contemporary issues and career opportunities available in these fields

Bookings are now open

The evening will allow students to explore some of the topics currently at the forefront of migration and refugee law including first hand experiences from the recent successful class action against the Commonwealth on behalf of former Manus Island detainees.

The panel features:

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

Tickets are strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Location: Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke St Melbourne
Date: Tuesday 25 July 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.

Book online here


Charlie Powles
Senior Supervising Solicitor, Refugee Legal
Charlie has worked with Refugee Legal since February 2016 and is currently a Senior Supervising Solicitor working with refugee and asylum seeker protection visa applicants. He has sat as a member of the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals and is currently a sessional member of VCAT.

Charlie has a Masters of Laws from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges.

Hannah Lewis
Hannah is a Lawyer with a leading plaintiff law firm, most recently working on the successful class action on behalf of asylum seekers previously held by the Commonwealth on Manus Island. Prior to her current role, she held positions with the Australian offices of Oxfam and Amnesty International.

Hannah completed the JD at Monash University and has volunteered with Young Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Young Liberty for Law Reform.

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