LCNT

Name: 
Local Court of the Northern Territory
Type: 
Other

Completing an Aurora Internship is one of the best experiences I’ve had at Law School and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a challenge, the opportunity to engage with distinct legal frameworks, and perhaps the chance to visit somewhere you’ve never been.

Georgina Watson, LCNT

An Aurora internship is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you will never forget. ​

Daniella Pratt, LCNT

It was a great opportunity to see firsthand the legal and social issues facing Aboriginal communities in the NT.

Cecilia Ngu, LCNT

It was an invaluable experience where I was able to develop my legal research skills and meet very accomplished and welcoming people. ​

Daniella Pratt, LCNT

Being placed in chambers was great as I got to know the judges and see firsthand what their role is on a daily basis. It was also interesting going to a court hearing and then speaking to the judge afterwards about the reasoning behind their decision and what they thought about the case.

Thea Casey, LCNT

Along with the amazing legal experience I gained, the Program also allowed me to meet and network with like-minded people from across the country.​

Daniella Pratt, LCNT

Completing an Aurora Internship is one of the best experiences I’ve had at Law School and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a challenge, the opportunity to engage with distinct legal frameworks, and perhaps the chance to visit somewhere you’ve never been.​

Georgina Watson, LCNT

I feel that the experience I gained is invaluable not only to my career as both a social worker or lawyer but also to my general understanding of Australia, its environment, its Indigenous people and the challenges ahead for this country and its governments.

Hana Marjanac, LCNT

The Aurora internship in the Local Court in Darwin is a rare opportunity to observe the big picture of the justice system, and to see the interaction between the three arms of government as executive policy and legislative acts directly impact on the lives of citizens through judicial decisions.

Lorraine Bowen, LCNT

It has been a great experience and I have learnt more than I ever thought I would - both in regards to law and social work. I am very pleased that I completed a second internship and even happier that I was able to spend five weeks in Darwin.

Hana Marjanac, LCNT

Overall my time at the Local Court was invaluable as I was able to witness the daily life of a judge, the depths of a judge’s role and develop my research skills. It is not often that a law student gets the opportunity to work with a judge for an extended period of time so I feel very fortunate for my internship.  I also gained a deeper understanding of court process, advocacy and the practical and legal issues that arise in a busy court of summary jurisdiction.

Thea Casey, LCNT