The University of Waikato's Women in Law Association (WILA)

Who are we?

The University of Waikato’s Women in Law Association (WILA) is a society dedicated to promoting gender equality within the legal profession at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law. WILA provides mutual support to its members, and hosts activities that enhance the role of women in society and at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law.

Membership is free and open to all law students regardless of their gender, race or religion. To join, please contact the listed email address below.

What do we do?

WILA holds academic and social events throughout the year. This may include, and is not limited to:

  • Pink Ribbon Women In Law Breakfast
  • Workshops to build key legal skills
  • Female judge Speaker panels
  • Specialist Speakers
  • Family Law Negotiation and Women In Law Competitions

Current Committee 2022

President Sam Johnston
Deputy President Jana Stokes
Treasurer Hannah Jacobsen
Social Officers Emma-Rose Gibney and Briana McGuire
Competitions Officers Kuziva Chikunda and Keira McGregor
Public Relations OfficersCharlotte Miller
PatronJuliet Chevalier-Watts

Norris Ward McKinnon Family Law Negotiation Winners

2020Monika Jarkiewicz
2019Christie Burborough and Zak Kneebone

Tompkins Wake Feminist Law Moot Winner

2020Michaela de Vantier and Stephen Sharpe

Contact us

Get in touch with is by emailing the WILA president.

Or like our Facebook Page, and follow us on instagram at @wilawaikato as we are always posting event information on these pages!