YUSUR AL-AZZAWI

Lawyer

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Melbourne 2013 – 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Monash University, 2009-2012

About Yusur

Yusur is a lawyer on Robinson Gill’s police misconduct team and has been active in the police accountability space for several years.

She volunteered in Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre’s Police Accountability Clinic in 2015, helping the community with their complaints against police, and has been litigating against police and prisons with Robinson Gill since 2016.

Yusur is a member of the Police Accountability Network, which is a coalition of practitioners who drive advocacy in the area. Yusur regularly presents on police accountability issues to other legal practitioners and sector workers, and conducts community engagement on police issues.

Yusur has co-authored an article with Jeremy King for the Law Institute Journal, examining the tort of misfeasance in public office, and has written several blogs on police accountability issues.

Yusur has a broad social justice practice, including discrimination and refugee appeal matters.

She currently volunteers at Fitzroy Legal Service’s night clinic, is a member of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Justice Connect’s Nauru Network, the Law Institute of Victoria’s Disability Law Committee and has authored work on mental health policy reform.

Yusur graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University. While studying, Yusur volunteered with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and worked with various organisations on projects in disability policy, education and the Australian criminal justice system.

Yusur is a native Arabic speaker.