News: Student Experience
The University of Adelaide Law School runs five free legal advice clinics as part of the Clinical Legal Education (CLE) subject.
Heading into the Summer break, where I often spend time unproductively, I was excited to be accepted as an Intern at the Adelaide Magistrates Court as part of the Law and Justice Internship program at the Adelaide Law School.
I was able to observe the protocols and processes of a Commonwealth Tribunal and engage in meaningful research tasks, primarily relating to the Migration, Social Security, Veterans’ Affairs and Taxation areas of Public Law.
I recently completed a four-week internship with MPS Law as part of the Aurora Internship Program. MPS Law is a boutique firm established by Mr Michael Pagsanjan in 2016. The practice handles matter in native title, the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS), dispute resolution and strategic partnering. The practice has grown considerably in the past four years and now represents clients across Australia and the Torres Strait. I will look back on my time with MPS Law with fond memories.
An Adelaide Law School team comprising Rachel Chalmers, Kellie Elmes and Olivia Bradley recently represented Australia in the The 18th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot that was hosted by the Hong Kong Red Cross. This is an annual international competition where teams from over 20 countries participate.
Last summer, before COVID-19, I was able to undertake a ten-week human rights internship at the Socio-Legal Centre of the Human Rights Law Network (‘HRLN’) in New Dehli, India, as part of the Law School’s Human Rights Internship Programme.
Adelaide University Law Clinics overcome challenges of lockdown to keep delivering free legal services to the community
As we start the long road out of isolation, it’s worth reflecting on the work that the Law School free legal advice services have been doing over this difficult period. Legal problems don’t go away in a pandemic – in fact for a lot of people they get worse, so we were determined to keep our 5 free community legal advice services up and running despite isolation requirements.
"In February, after Criminal Law at Adelaide Uni, I had the opportunity to intern with David Josse QC, a specialist extradition and criminal law barrister, at his chambers 5 St Andrew’s Hill in London" - Eilis Noone.
As in previous years, the Adelaide Law School Prize Giving celebrates the success of our excellent students, as well as providing an opportunity for our prize donors to meet the recipient students.
Emma Lewis shares her Aurora Internship experience at Aboriginal Family Law Services in Western Australia
Emma Lewis shares her internship experience at Aboriginal Family Law Services in Geraldton, Western Australia in February 2020.