Vedna Jivan re-joined UNSW Law in 2018 as the founding director of UNSW's PLT Program. Vedna was admitted to the legal profession in 1995 and worked at Kingsford Legal Centre for eight years. Vedn'as teaching career spans over 20 years, across a range of programs, and pedagogies. Her previous roles have included senior solicitor/clinical supervisor and PLT Director and Senior Lecturer at UTS Law where she taught for 14 years.
Vedna has a strong commitment to social justice and the practical realisation of human rights. She has worked as a consultant for various international organisations including UN Women, UNDP, and the Asian Development Bank. She has also published and presented widely in the areas of anti-discrimination, gender equality and tort law. Vedna also has an interest in innovation in practice education. Her commitment to social justice and education has been recognised nationally and she is a recipient of the Australian Universities Teaching Award and UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (KLC). Vedna is the Chair of the NSW Legal Aid Commission Human Rights Committee and on the Heads of Courses Committee, Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC).