New employability initiative through the Legal Practice Internship
This summer, the Adelaide Law School is launching a new employability initiative through the Legal Practice Internship.
In the pilot offering of the course, students who have secured a summer clerkship can enrol in the internship and receive academic credit for the professional experience they gain. They need to supplement their practice experience with a compulsory induction day and assessment tasks that include making podcasts and conducting academic research. The assessment links the experience in the firm or department with the substantive law they studied at university, and encourages them to create resources that will assist other students to translate their studies into practical experience.
The induction day, run by Dr Beth Nosworthy, prepared students for their placements through sessions on topics like file management, confidentiality, professional writing and communication. The session was greatly assisted by students sharing their experiences from placements they have already started.
The students particularly benefited from small group discussions with recent graduates who are now in practice and generously donated their time to come and assist current interns to have a positive transition into practice.
The Legal Practice Internship will be expanded and offered again in semesters 1 and 2. Students will receive an all student email advising of the dates as they arise.