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Trish Mundy is Senior Lecturer and Law Discipline Leader in the School of Law at the University of Wollongong. Prior to academia, Trish practised for over 10 years in the community legal sector, with a particular focus on family law, domestic and family violence and the provision of legal services in and to rural, regional and remote (RRR) communities. Her principal research interests concern the advancement of women within the legal profession and legal practice in RRR Australia. In 2012, Trish was part of an Australian Office for Learning and Teaching funded project designed to develop strategies within the undergraduate law curriculum to prepare and attract lawyers to RRR legal practice. She has since successfully developed an elective offering at UOW titled Legal Practice in Rural and Regional Communities. Trish has written on the urban-centric nature of legal education and the importance of recognising RRR places within law curricula, and about the ways in which ‘place’ based curricula can support positive professional identity development. She is currently a board member of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW and its Wollongong Chapter, as well as Chair of the Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre based in Nowra, New South Wales.

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