Elisabeth Wu is the Student Body President of the Law Faculty at the University of Vienna. Her vision is to contribute to the creation of more justice. At the age of 16, she began vocalizing students’ needs and learning more about social inequity as a school representative. Her sense of justice led her to law school and to political activism. Today she, together with her team, aims to use her knowledge to make the university a better place.
We don’t see many female role models and even less women of color. At the university we hardly learn about female jurists. The reasons are most definitely lacking empowerment and challenging working conditions, which is inacceptable to me. The Women in Law Initiative raises awareness that we still have some work to do in order to create gender equality among the legal professions. Furthermore, they put female jurists in the spotlight, which motivates us, young students, very much.