Career Intentions Survey – Final Report Launch
Date(s) - 30/07/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union University and Schools Club
The Career Intentions Survey is the first study in Australia with the capacity to measure and address the effectiveness of initiatives targeting diversity, retention of talent, and leadership in the legal profession. Of the 1403 law graduates from all university law schools and the College of Law in NSW that participated in the survey, 61% proposed to practise as a lawyer, 28% were not sure whether to practise as a lawyer and 11% did not intend to practise as a lawyer.
Females were significantly more likely than males to study law because they had an interest in social justice (49% female, 35% male), studied legal studies at school and enjoyed it (31% female, 20% male) and participated in debating/mock trials at school and enjoyed it (21% female, 14% male). Males were significantly more likely than females to study law due to a good income that a career in the law offers (36% male, 31 % female), having an interest in government and/or politics (37% male, 30% female), prestige and status that a career in the law would entail (37% male, 26% female), and having the right aptitude/skills for a law degree (33% male, 27% female).
The Career Intentions Survey Report will soon be available on the WLANSW website, together with the background information, on our Career Intentions Survey page under Workplace Practices https://womenlawyersnsw.org.au/workplace-practices/career-intentions-survey/ .
Members of the profession are invited to join the WLANSW Executive Committee and project Subcommittee, sponsors and distinguished guests, in celebrating the launch of the Career Intentions Survey Report.
RSVP by 27th July. Members FREE Non Members & Guests $20pp.
The Career Intentions Survey project is proudly sponsored by:
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