President

Cameron Mackie 

Cameron is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), having previously studied a Bachelor of Arts (History and Archaeology) at the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland. Cameron has worked at the QUT Guild as an elected student representative since 2019. Student Representation is a passion near and dear to her heart, and she is greatly looking forward to bringing this passion to QUT Women in Law as the incoming President. 

 

After graduation, Cameron intends to travel as much as humanely possible, and then enter a career that focusses on not-for-profit and humanitarian work. She is incredibly excited to work with the 2021 Executive team, most specifically, with incoming Vice-President, Kasumi Scott, who she has worked closely with since they both started with QUT Women in Law in 2019.

Vice - President

Kasumi Scott

 

Kasumi is in her final year of study, completing a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Creative Industries, majoring in journalism. After graduation Kasumi plans on pursuing a career in Family Law.

 

Kasumi joined QUT Women in Law in 2019 because she wanted to help increase awareness of gender inequality in the law and to increase opportunities for present and future practitioners. Kasumi has been the Marketing Director for the past two years, assisting to establish a social media presence for the society.

 

Kasumi is incredibly grateful and excited to be the 2020 Vice President of the society and to work alongside Cameron - who has great ideas for 2021.

Camille is a penultimate year student, studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Biology). To Camille, the importance of QUTWIL is not just in advocating for and equipping law students with the skills to be powerful players in the legal sphere, it's about fostering the friendships and support networks that help students to achieve their potential.

 

Camille looks forward to graduating and formally joining the corporate legal sector. Camille hopes to apply the personal and technical skills she acquired during her degree and legal placements to provide her clients with specialist legal, strategic and practical advice. In the meantime, Camille looks forward to working with the QUT Women in Law 2021 Executive team with the hope of enriching the experience of her fellow law peers.

Secretary

Camille Etchegaray

Treasurer

Chelsea Simmons

 

This will be Chelsea's second year serving as the Treasurer for QUTWIL. As Treasurer in 2021 Chelsea hopes to work hard to secure funding in order to provide members with great value events to make up for many of the ideas we were not able to action in 2020 due to COVID. In 2021 Chelsea is also excited about expanding out reach to more actively advocate for LGBTQI+ diversity within the legal industry and is looking forward to hosting events tailored to QUTWIL members who identify in this space.

 

Chelsea currently works full time at a top-tier firm in a business development role while completing her final year of her Grad Entry LLB at QUT as an external student. Chelsea previously graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Business Management with a major in marketing. Outside of work and study, Chelsea is a proud dog mum to William and Sam.

Industry engagement officer

Morgan Lynch

 

Morgan just finished her fourth year of a dual degree in Law (Honours) and Business (Economics) as a QUT Vice Chancellor's Scholar.  She is also a paralegal at King & Wood Mallesons, a member of the QUT College of Excellence, a writer for the QUT Law Society magazine and volunteer for the Women's Legal Service Queensland.  

Last year, she enjoyed organising WIL’s first online event, Forging Your Own Path: An Evening with QUT Law Alumni. This virtual panel gave members the chance to connect with four of QUT’s most inspiring law graduates, including a Supreme Court Justice, a recipient of the Australia Day Public Service Medal and a partner a top-tier law firm.  This year, she’s excited to host an even bigger and better networking event in-person to allow law students to further engage with the legal industry.

Marketing director

Sarah Stimpson

Sarah is in her sixth and final year of journalism and law and works as a part time law clerk. Sarah joined QUTWIL last year as marketing assistant, helping Kasumi to launch the website and the #InspirationalWomenSeries, as well as marketing a number of the society’s events on social media.

 

In 2021, Sarah is really looking forward to working beside this year’s Marketing Officer, Emily Doan and the rest of the QUTWIL  executive team to bring new and exciting events to members and expand WIL’s online presence. She hopes to continue to grow the societies membership base to create a welcoming and encouraging support system for students at all levels of their studies. 

 

After graduation, Sarah hopes to be able to spend some time travelling overseas, before formally joining the legal profession.

Marketing officer

Emily Doan

Emily has just completed her second year of a dual degree in a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business with a major in International Business. Upon the completion of her degree in 2024, Emily wishes to pursue a career in commercial and corporate litigation. Emily always seeks to help the community and hopes that after graduating that she’ll be in a position to be able to connect with diverse individuals and create meaningful cross-cultural communications. 

 

Emily is always community-driven and wants to be in a position to create a harmonious environment for the student body. What drew Emily to this club is her passion for advocacy and gender equality. She wants to be the driving force for change not only within the legal industry but to spread awareness and to create a presence on campus. She hopes that through her effort and hard work that she can create a meaningful dialogue and to raise the importance of gender equality in the workplace.

Law School Officer

Catherine Bulger

Catherine is in her final year of law. She works part-time as the Research Assistant to the Chief Justice of Queensland and volunteers as the Vice President of the Queensland Debating Union to lead debating programs in rural and disadvantaged schools. 

 

As the Law School Officer, Catherine reports to WIL’s Staff Advisory Board. Our Board is comprised of 10 Law School teaching members and chaired by Head of the Law School, Dr Judith McNamara. She’ll see you at our next book club for ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernardine Evaristo!

Events director 

Piyali Ramnath

Piyali is currently studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Finance). She has previous experience in societies such as 180 Degrees Consulting and QUTASA! Women in Law will be Piyali's 3rd society, demonstrating her eagerness to be involved in student life. This is Piyali's first year in QUT Women in Law's Executive Team, where she will take the position of Events Director in 2021. She has previously been Events Director for QUTASA and thoroughly enjoys all the planning that goes into running amazing and unforgettable events. She is keen to bring this energy and passion into 2021, as she plans all of QUTWIL's events. 

 

Piyali’s main goal as Events Director is to ensure that Women in Law are providing value to their members through an array of social and networking events. Piyali is excited to be part of Women in Law until the very last day, after which she hopes to enter a career in Family Law, as a happy graduate.

Equity and Social Justice Officer 

Adriana Fernando

Adriana is currently in her final year studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours) (Graduate entry). Prior to this, she studied a Master of International Law and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Business Management at the University of Queensland. Born in Australia, Adriana grew up in Sri Lanka, where she witnessed inequality among society and human rights abuse especially during Sri Lanka’s civil war. With this, she inherently developed a passion for social justice and human rights issues, particularly related to women and children.

 

Upon graduation, Adriana hopes to pursue a career in international human rights or humanitarian law. Ideally, she hopes to appear as a Legal Counsel in the International Criminal Court or follow a career with organisations similar to the International Committee of the Red Cross or Amnesty International. Adriana joined QUT Women in Law in 2019 to interact with like-minded women. As the Equity and Social Justice officer for 2021, Adriana hopes to increase member engagement, both in person and via virtual platforms. 

Peer support officer

Issy Thwaites

Issy is entering her fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Law and Psychology (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology. This is her first year in an executive position for the QUT Women in Law society, and she has been a member since it was founded in 2019. Issy has been involved in Peer Mentoring for the QUT Law Society since 2019 and is excited to continue to support incoming students in her position as Peer Support Officer for the Women in Law Society.  

 

After completing her degree (in 2023!), Issy intends to persue a career at a Brisbane based law firm as a solicitor in family or cooperate law. Issy is very excited to be a member of the WIL 2021 executive team and to work alongside other women to support current and incoming QUT Law students. 

Alternate Pathways 

officer

Coco Peralta

Coco is in her fifth year of a Bachelor of Law and Business, majoring in International Business. Coco is passionate about international law and affairs and hopes to pursue a career that allows her to travel the world!

 

Coco currently works in QUT’s Business and Law Faculty as a Student Learning Advisor providing advice and study support to undergraduate Business and Law students. As Alternate Pathways Officer, Coco hopes to spotlight a diverse range of career and networking opportunities beyond the status quo. Coco is excited to support the executive team in creating meaningful events and opportunities for members.