Emma Wei is a paralegal in the Hornsby office, which she joined in early 2019. She chose law as a profession to better understand her own rights and the legal framework in Australia.
With a Bachelor of Environment majoring in Climate Science in addition to her Bachelor of Laws, Emma specialises in environmental law, with a particular interest in intellectual property law and technology law.
While intellectual property and technology are both comparatively new areas of law, with many gaps in literature, Emma sees the current laws as outdated and enjoys pinpointing areas for reform.
At a time when there is a growing use of science and technology in the court system, Emma’s scientific background allows her to achieve effective interdisciplinary communication and hone her fact-finding skills.
Being passionate about advocacy and access to justice, Emma hopes to become involved in providing Legal Aid services on the duty roster at Hornsby once she is admitted as a lawyer. She is currently working on her Honours thesis, entitled What lessons in compliance can environmental law learn from health law in the Covid pandemic?
Emma’s professional achievements to date include creating an anti-bullying policy for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights; working with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) on a literature review of Australia’s role in the nuclear fuel cycle; and working as a volunteer for the National Justice Project.
Emma has several years’ experience as a private English tutor and speaks Chinese. She has volunteered for Hornsby Rotary and was involved in the Red Shield Appeal, Novus Charity Dinner, 40-hour Famine and St Vincent’s Buddy Day.
In her spare time Emma likes to bake, draw, paint and crochet. She also plays netball and badminton.