Students enrolled in our Legal Practice Internship gain invaluable experience
The Law School ran a pilot Legal Practice Internship over the summer semester.
The internship provided a great opportunity for students who had secured part-time work or a summer clerkship to combine their practical experience with university study. For their assessment, they created podcasts and reports that will help other students to understand and settle into legal practice.
Tabitha MacKenzie's summer placement is being converted into an ongoing position. She will start as a law clerk and when she is admitted to practice in July will continue in the office as a 1st year solicitor. She says 'I am very very happy with the outcome. I seriously believe that the opportunity to do this internship is what has lead to this amazing opportunity, so thank you to all involved in the creation of this unit.'
Steven Slimmings, Chloe Welling and Angelica Bollella volunteered their time on Friday to talk to the students enrolled in Legal Practice Internship for semester 1. Their advice on legal research, office politics, and even dress code was invaluable for helping the next cohort to feel confident about starting their placements. The current students are undertaking positions with criminal barristers, commercial firms, and within the union movement so they will have varied and fascinating experiences to share over the coming semester.
More information on the Legal Practice Internship is available at https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/110341/1/summer/.