2019 Alumni Awards
Founding Director, The Learned Crew
B Law 2011 / Dip Legal Practice 2011; B Economics 2009
Achiever in the Young Alumni Award
Jessie Porteus is an active young leader of the legal profession, and is dedicated to the development of our next generation of lawyers through mentoring and thought leadership. Building off the success of her long-running blog Lawyered!, Jessie launched her start-up The Learned Crew (TLC) which is an innovative legal training business that prepares the next generation of lawyers for the real world of law.
Through her business she has launched Australia’s first in-house legal clerkship for law students in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia.
Her experience includes Federal Court Judge’s Associate, advising on commercial and IP matters at top tier law firm King & Wood Mallesons, representing asylum seekers in a challenging legal environment at community legal centre RACS, and broadening her legal and business skills base at in her current role as in-house Legal Counsel at ASX top 100 listed company Coca-Cola Amatil.