Have you noticed the recent anti-freedom push?

There are many lawyers very active with anti-freedom agendas, and they are being effective.

If you are a lawyer or law student read on…

There are more opportunities than ever before for lawyers to make a real difference for Christ, the gospel and religious freedom.

In fact, lawyers are increasingly at the forefront of crucial litigation and policy reforms that have profound impacts on these things.

If this grabs your interest as a Christian lawyer, the 2017 Legal Academy may be for you.

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Recently, four cases in which the Human Rights Law Alliance has provided assistance were written up in The Weekend Australian. They are just a small window into the kind of things we are dealing with all the time.

The university student, suspended and disciplined for praying for a classmate. The school teacher, placed under investigation for a suspected breach of discipline for posting on Facebook, in his own time, about same-sex marriage. The public servant, given an official warning for voicing concern about pressure to march in a “pride” parade. The general manager, fired for expressing concerns about the Safe Schools program.

Every case is an opportunity to keep the door open for the gospel. Whether it’s as overt as street evangelism, or as subtle as being salt and light in the workplace, legal protection for those who live out the great commission is now a real issue.

There are many lawyers very active with anti-freedom agendas, and they are making progress.

We need more experts in law and policy who love truth and freedom, are not afraid to work for it, and are equipped to make a real difference.

That is why the Human Rights Law Alliance is hosting our inaugural Legal Academy over two weeks between June 25 and July 7.

The Legal Academy is a unique opportunity.

As a successful candidate, you will gain a fuller understanding of the role of law in God’s world, the influence of Christianity and other beliefs on our legal system, and how you can use your career practically to further the gospel and religious freedom.

This two-week intensive will be hosted at an idyllic rural homestead near Canberra where you can come away from the bustle of life with like-minded colleagues to reflect and engage with the bigger questions.

Your teaching will be conducted by top lawyers and academics from Australia and overseas who are genuine leaders in their field.

In terms of knowledge, networking, guidance and future pathways, this course is full of opportunity.

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Direct enquiries to Martyn Iles (HRLA Managing Director), miles@hrla.org.au or 02 6171 7446.