Ms Jacqueline Pitt
Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar
Family Violence mitigation
United States of America
Jacqueline graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a First Class Honours and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees from The University of Melbourne. She most recently worked as the senior legal adviser in the Family Violence Reform Unit of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Government of Victoria). Previously, Jacqueline was the Associate to The Hon Justice Linda Dessau AM of the Family Court of Australia and she has also worked as a lawyer. In 2014, she was named one of 50 �rising stars� of the Australian legal profession by Australasian Lawyer Magazine and was a finalists for the Law Institute of Victoria�s �Rising Star of the Year� award. While studying, Jacqueline was the National Head of Fundraising for The Oaktree Foundation where she led campaigns to raise over $500,000 to reduce extreme poverty. Outside her profession, Jacqueline loves every aspect of the theatre. She was the founding President of a not-for-profit theatre company for the legal industry, has produced several critically acclaimed comedy shows, and is a classically trained singer. With her John Monash Scholarship, Jacqui completed her Master of Laws at Columbia University and is now a women�s rights lawyer based in New York.