C&B

Name: 
Chalk and Behrendt
Type: 
Other

It was an incredible experience which threw me into the deep end. The personal responsibility and autonomy let me find out so much about myself and how I want to contribute to other organisations in the future.

Michael Siciliano, C&B

I feel incredibly grateful to have had this experience and the internship has sparked a genuine interest in native title law and Aboriginal customs and traditions. Native title law is a very interesting area in which issues of public policy, environmental issues, social justice and human rights intersect.  

Jacinta Wang, C&B

The internship program provides organisations with vital support and resources and conversely provides students and graduates with first-hand legal experience and exposure to issues facing Indigenous peoples and Indigenous organisations.

Nell Cantrill , C&B

I was really grateful to have the opportunity to work on so many different matters, dealing with legislation from almost every state or territory in the country. I strongly felt that there were direct and tangible benefits to the community which could be derived from the types of legal work I was involved with. Overall, a fantastic professional experience and I look forward to working more in this field in the future.

Elizabeth Makin, C&B

I feel incredibly grateful to have had this experience and the internship has sparked a genuine interest in native title law and Aboriginal customs and traditions. Native title law is a very interesting area in which issues of public policy, environmental issues, social justice and human rights intersect.  

Jacinta Wang , C&B

The most rewarding aspect of my placement would be the ability to watch huge efforts in legal research be transformed into a submission that directly address the human condition and practically suggests solutions to current inadequacies.

Kate Cora, C&B

I had such a diverse and challenging learning experience. It was a great privilege to work in a team comprising of some of the best legal minds in the area of Indigenous land rights.

Piyush Bohara, C&B

The internship provides an opportunity to work in the Indigenous sector to help in providing future career directions for students. It is also a rewarding opportunity to be engaged in social justice and meet others with the same aspirations.  C&B is a wonderful host which cares not only about its clients, but also in the interns and their career journey. They are a hidden gem in the sector.

Maree-Anne White, C&B

Upon personal reflection, I found my internship with Chalk & Fitzgerald to be a hugely rewarding experience. I’ve learned so much about building and maintaining client relationships, and the importance of being empathetic to not only what clients want to achieve, but also how they want to achieve it. Coming out of the experience, I feel that I have grown both personally and professionally.

Michael Siciliano, C&B

My internship has reaffirmed my ambition to work in the area of Indigenous affairs and has shown me how my existing business and management skills, networks in the science industry, and growing knowledge of the law can be combined in a satisfying and sustainable career.

Maree Stuart, C&B

My experience at C&B has been my most rewarding experience since law school. 

Piyush Bohara, C&B

My internship has reaffirmed my ambition to work in the area of Indigenous affairs and has shown me how my existing business and management skills, networks in the science industry, and growing knowledge of the law can be combined to give indigenous people a "hand up" and not a "hand out".  I am looking forward to this next year where I will be finally completing my degrees and hopefully beginning to work in earnest in this field.

Maree Stuart, C&B