Adelaide Law School’s Dr Gabrielle Golding has been nominated for the the Law Society of South Australia’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award for 2019.
Dr Gabrielle Golding has made extensive contributions to the legal profession and to the community. Notably, in 2016, Gabrielle established the Young Lawyers’ Mentoring Program a collaboration between the Law Society of South Australia’s Young Lawyers’ Committee and the Adelaide Law School. The Program stemmed from her awareness of the pressure placed on Law students entering the profession, and the need to excel at Law School whilst gaining legal work experience. The Program placed Law students with a young lawyer as their mentor during the final year of their studies. Gabrielle took the lead in grouping students with their mentors and organising networking events. Gabrielle is a regular contributor to the Law Society Bulletin; has published in top Australian and international peer reviewed Law journals; has presented on her legal research at leading national and international conferences, as well as public seminars; and has delivered several seminars as part of the Adelaide Law School’s ‘Next Steps’ seminar series, which aims to provide students with an introduction to opportunities beyond Law School. Gabrielle has been recognised for her achievements, winning the 2015 Bulletin Article of the Year Award for her article ‘Mutual Trust and Confidence: The High Court Decides’ and was awarded the Bonython Prize for having completed the best original doctoral thesis on a legal subject following the completion of her PhD in contract and employment law at the University of Adelaide.