The Law Students’ Association will be hosting a Graduate Panel featuring alumni discussing their careers and the paths they took to get to where they are.
The Alumni Panel will include Karen Kearney who manages the Public Interest Referral Service at Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH), Luke Stanistreet who practices commercial litigation at the Victorian Bar and Matt Burgess who is the Director of Burgess Sport and Entertainment Law.
Karen Kearney - QPILCH
Karen went to Murwillumbah High School and was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship to Bond. She studied Law and International Relations and graduated in 2006. In 2007 Karen took up a graduate position at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and worked in litigation, corporate advisory, and planning & environment. While at Corrs, Karen did a secondment to QPILCH, the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House, a community legal centre which works with firms, barristers and law students (such as Bond’s Administrative Law Clinic) to provide pro bono assistance to those who need it most. In 2010, Karen moved to QPILCH permanently and manages the Public Interest Referral Service, where she is lucky enough to supervise Bond student volunteers.
Luke Stanistreet - Barrister, Victorian Bar
Luke Stanistreet practises in commercial litigation at the Victorian Bar. Prior to coming to the Bar, Luke was Associate to the Honourable Justice Judd in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He completed his graduate year at Mallesons Stephen Jaques and was admitted to practice in 2009. At Mallesons, Luke acted in a broad range of commercial disputes including trade practices, building & construction, infrastructure, and energy & resources. He has also acted in court-related arbitration proceedings. Luke holds a BA (History & Politics) from Monash University. He completed his JD (Hons) at Bond in 2007-2008.
Matt Burgess - Director, Burgess Sport and Entertainment Law
Matt launched Burgess Sport and Entertainment Law in 2010. He has been involved intimately with businesses of all sizes and has provided many different types of advice to large corporations, small business and individuals. Matt is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association and is a committee member for the Special Olympics QLD, the Adonis Society Inc., secretary for the Gold Coast Traffic Offenders Program and advising the Gold Coast Surf Industry Taskforce. As the majority of his work has been international to date, Matt’s network of experts in sport and entertainment is truly global.
Matt has lectured for Sports and Entertainment law courses at Bond University, Griffith University, The University of NSW and for Legalwise Seminars.
20 June 2012
University Club, Level 3
(Light Refreshments will be served)
Tel: 07 5595 1042