Internships and Professional Experience
At UOW Law, we view professional experience as an integral part of legal education. It allows students to observe the law in action and identify and reflect on the connections and gaps between theory and practice. It allows students to apply and enhance their knowledge and skills and helps them form a sense of professional legal identity and build professional networks. UOW Law students are exposed to range of professional experience opportunities including:
- A mandatory 20 day legal internship unique to Australian Law Schools as part of LLB 397 Legal Internship
- The District Court Judges Program
- The Lucy Mentoring Program - an innovative leadership program for female students
- Volunteer opportunities promoting access to justice through the Community Outreach Service Learning (COSL) program
- Other work experience or internship opportunities
NSW Justice Summer Clerkships
Are you interested in a legal career with the Public Service?
For information on how to apply visit http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/lsb/Pages/ogc-summer-clerk-program.aspx
Opportunities now available through District and Local Courts
The School of Law at UOW is delighted to be able to offer students the opportunity to undertake their 20 day internship for LLB 397 Legal Internship with the Local or District Court.
Since Summer 2015/16, the Chief Judge of the District Court and the Deputy Chief Magistrate have kindly worked with the UOW School of Law to organise opportunities for students to intern with a Judge or Magistrate. Since then, students have interned at District Court locations from Central Sydney to Campbelltown, Parramatta, Wollongong, Nowra, Dubbo and Wagga and at Local Courts in those locations and more as well as Children’s Courts and Coroner’s Courts.
The program provides a fantastic and unique opportunity for students to observe and understand the work of Judges (and their Associates) and Magistrates as well as observe advocacy in action and to meet and network with a wide range of solicitors and barristers. The diverse locations of the internship opportunities are also ideal for students from rural or regional backgrounds who can intern closer to home over their Summer or Winter break. Students wishing to take up this amazing opportunity should lodge an application for a Law School organised internship over the relevant break and clearly indicate their preference to be placed with a Judge or Magistrate as well as any preferred location. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
Administrative Officer, Internships and Student Engagement
Phone: +61 2 4221 3030