Two of La Trobe’s outstanding Law students have been recognised as finalists in the 2023 Women in Law Awards.
Andrya Younan and Lauren Rametta were nominated in the category of ‘Law Student of the Year’, which recognises the academic, community and legal achievements of female undergraduates.
The Women in Law Awards showcase women who are leading the charge in the Australian legal sector. The prestigious program recognises women working in law, including leading executives, barristers, academics and students.
Andrya said she was initially surprised to hear that she had been nominated.
“I was really surprised to be honest! I wasn’t expecting it because there are so many incredible female Law students out there who have accomplished so much. It’s really affirming to be included in this cohort and to be recognised for the work I have put into my professional and academic life.”
Lauren said she was honoured to be recognised with a nomination.
“When I found out I was nominated I was very proud and grateful to be recognised by the industry for my participation in various legal roles, extracurricular activities and commitment to my studies. I was honoured to be selected as one of the finalists for this award and am excited to attend the event.”
Andrya and Lauren both plan to pursue their passions in commercial law.
Andrya hopes to work in a commercial law firm.
“One of my priorities is to work at a law firm that specialises in construction and projects. I am also interested in keeping an open mind and would like to explore other legal sectors.”
“I’d also like to join a female law committee, aiming to become a mentor and be inspired by other women. As a woman in the legal industry, I believe we need to support each other and serve as positive role models for the future generation.”
Lauren hopes to pursue her passion for litigation and commercial law.
“I am drawn to complex legal issues. When I graduate, I plan to start my career as a lawyer in commercial law. Working in a team to achieve excellent outcomes for commercial clients is exciting. I look forward to utilising the skills I have developed throughout my degree once I start my career as a lawyer."
Image (L-R): Andrya Younan, Lauren Rametta.