Indonesia is close to law graduate’s heart

5 Nov 2018

Chloe Widmaier is in her first week at law firm Ashurst, and studying at night to finish this semester’s work.

Chloe and her husband outside Ashurst officesShe’ll soon graduate with a Bachelor of Laws with a Diploma of Languages in Chinese.

In her third year of studying Law, Chloe volunteered at the UQ Pro Bono Centre. She helped refugees on Saturdays at a free clinic run by the Uniting Church to understand the process of applying for asylum.

She also interned at law firm Slater and Gordon, working in the military compensation division, and assisted on a submission to the QLD Law Reform Commission to expunge historical gay sex law convictions.

Chloe and other up-and-coming lawyers helped clear the names of men who, in the 1940s and 50s, were charged under this law.

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