I completed my Aurora Internship at Campbell Law in Adelaide, South Australia. This has certainly been one of the highlights of my recently completed law degree. I have a more realistic understanding of native title law thanks to my internship at Campbell Law.
I graduated in law a while ago and have been out of the profession for some time. I applied to the Aurora Internship Program because of a long held belief in social justice and with a hope it would be an opportunity to re-acquaint myself with the legal profession.
My second placement was with Barrister Andrew Collett in my hometown of Adelaide. For the first three weeks of my placement I was predominately assisting Andrew with his final submissions for the Goolarabooloo native title claim.
Interning – The Good, The Bad and The Importance
It would not come to the surprise of most that the higgidy-jarble of a lawyer’s yarble can be confusing and unkind.
We all know practical experience is an important addition to a law degree, in particular for those of us wanting to practice law.
Undertaking an Aurora internship
Just after completing my Bachelor’s degree in Justice and Society from Flinders University I was a graduate in limbo.
In my penultimate year of study, I applied to undertake a native title focussed internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
My hunger to become immersed in the coalface of the law found me in this most eclectic of working environments; contemplating legal principles, defending the rights and interests of the first Australians, recollecting Maralinga and the A bomb tests whilst punctuated by rainy day music in the back