Laura Wilson is the latest lawyer to join the HRLC team. She'll be commencing at the end of February 2016 in the Indigenous Rights Unit.
Laura is of Aboriginal, Scottish and English descent. Her grandmother was a Wiradjuri woman from Yass, New South Wales. In 2015 Laura worked as a Trainee Lawyer at Fitzroy Legal Service. She also acted as a Koori Independent Prison Visitor at Port Phillip Prison. She is a founding board member on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prisoner Homework Club at Port Philip Prison (a collaboration between the Castan Centre, Monash University and Port Phillip Prison).
Prior to commencing in her role at Fitzroy Legal Service, Laura worked for 4 years as Research and Evaluation Officer at Corrections Victoria, Department of Justice, and then as the Indigenous Intern to the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.
Laura holds a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) (Monash University), Master of Arts (Criminology) (Monash University), Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Criminology) (Monash University), and a Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research (University of Melbourne).
Laura has also over 13 years of volunteer work experience in the drug and alcohol, and community legal sectors.