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What is Trinity Women in Law?

Trinity Women in Law (TWIL) is a subcommittee of the Law Society and the first initiative of its kind in Ireland. The aim of TWIL is to help empower women and gender-minorities in law and law related fields. The aim of TWIL as a sub-committee is to always be intersectional in its approach to feminism and to ensure the voices of minorities are heard. The TWIL subcommittee for the 89 the session is back stronger than ever for a year filled with fantastic events. The general theme of all these events, for those wondering, will be “Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Sexuality” as well as minor themes of “Freedom of Movement” and “Gender-based violence.” We will kick start the year with a collaboration during Freshers’ Week with the Women in Business (WIB) subcommittee of the Student Managed Fund Society (SMF) where both student and guest speakers will give speeches and a panel discussion will be held followed by light brunching and mingling – the goal to help create friendships amongst women and gender minorities in both the SMF and Law Society. We will also be continuing with our infamous and inaugural Mentorship Programme (which will now provide a host of new career paths that one can possibly take with a law degree or within the field of law), as well as our Publication Launch for the second term where the Trinity Women in Law Publication Volume II will be unveiled. We will be reintroducing the TWIL Mock Trial, hosting a variety of speakers in conjunction with the Law Society and introducing a fantastic astrology themed event – Zodiac Night – to celebrate women and gender minorities. We will have all that and so much more! The TWIL subcommittee is eager to not only strengthen our community of members but to also create a bond between all, where every TWIL or TWIL related event will be a safe space for all to come together and to spark conversations with an emphasis and focus on intersectional feminism.

Why Trinity Women in Law?

This year’s subcommittee is passionate and driven, with all subcommittee members being talented, dedicated, intelligent women focused on ensuring the highest quality and success of our events. TWIL is bound to once again be one of the LawSoc’s highlights this year! Feel free to reach out to our TWIL Officer this year, Meher Bano, or any of the other subcommittee members for anything! We very much look forward to welcoming you into our community, creating new friendships, seeing you at our events and producing fantastic year for all!

Committee 2022/23

Meher Bano

Rachele Ardiff

Tara Brady

Gemma Keeling

Ella Pidgeon

Charlie Byrne

Kate O’Connor

Sarra Abdalla

Arabella Ware