News: Student Experience
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.
Over the summer break, I had the amazing experience of completing an internship at the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission, as part of the Law School’s Law and Justice Internship program.
Everyone knows the cost of text books can be prohibitive! The Executive of the Adelaide University Law Students Society (AULSS) realise this and have taken the initiative in setting up a Textbook Fund to assist law students in financial need.
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.
The Law and Justice Internship has been the most rewarding and practical courses I have taken in my time at law school; It has been a truly beneficial experience.
On Thursday evening we had the pleasure to attend the fifth Energy Law Institute Annual Lecture: The Climate Change Challenge presented by The Right Honourable Claire O’Neill, the former Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth. The lecture was hosted by Clifford Chance, one of the ten largest law firms in the world.
This morning we had our final group meeting with Professor Symes before attending our last classes at Queen Mary University of London.