This is the second in a short series of informal online careers events hosted by Kristin van Zwieten, the new Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity, designed to mark International Women’s Day 2021.

Career Conversations with Elizabeth Prochaska

The Career conversations series has been designed to enable students to meet in an informal way with women with law backgrounds in senior roles in a range of careers.

This week’s event features Elizabeth Prochaska, chair of the Public Law Project, founder of charity Birthrights, former Legal Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and now at 11KBW.

The one-hour event will begin by Kristin asking some questions about Elizabeth’s career, before all present will be invited to ask questions. The discussion will not be recorded, with a view to encouraging all who would like to ask questions to do so.

All students in the Faculty are warmly invited to attend. You must register to attend.


Elizabeth Prochaska is a barrister specialising in equality and human rights law. She studied History as her first degree, before converting to Law and doing the BCL at Oxford. After having her daughter she combined motherhood with her interest in human rights to set up Birthrights, an NGO campaigning for respectful maternity care. She left practice for a few years to be Legal Director at the EHRC, overseeing high profile litigation and investigations, and returned to the Bar last year. She’s now involved in equality cases on the frontier of the culture wars and strives to promote human rights principles in an increasingly divisive world.