Bachelor of Laws
Kara Cook is the director and principal lawyer at Cook Legal, Queensland's first specialist domestic violence and family law practice.
After several years as principal solicitor of the Women's Legal Service Queensland, Kara began her own practice due to the enormous need for cost-effective domestic violence and family law representation and the need for strong and expert domestic violence advocacy.
Her work has been recognised by the Law Council of Australia, who awarded her the 2014 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
Kara has always had an interest in social justice issues and studying at Griffith provided opportunities to develop her legal skills and assist society's vulnerable.
"I was able to participate in the Innocence Project which was really rewarding and I had another subject which provided me with a placement with the Gold Coast Domestic Violence Prevention Centre, working with women who had experienced domestic violence," she said.
"I enjoyed my time at Griffith and its focus on social justice issues. It gave me an opportunity to pursue those interests through my study."