National Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia. Law Week’s goal is to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. The theme of National Law Week for 2015 is “Magna Carta: Commemorating 800 years”.
In Canberra, Law Week is sponsored by LawCover, and raises donations for a Canberra charity. This year Law Week is supporting the ACT Law Society Foundation, which is an enduring fund that assists local charities and other worthy causes.
Law Week events are developed to include people from diverse backgrounds, organisations and perspectives. The wider Canberra community is invited to attend Law Week events which include the Law Week Launch, public lectures including the annual Sir Richard Blackburn Lecture, a Mock Trial organised by the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, Will Awareness talks, and tours of the ACT Supreme Court.