In summer 2014 I undertook an Aurora Native Title Internship and was placed with Mr Andrew Collett, an Adelaide based native title barrister. Andrew has dedicated his life’s work to facilitating Indigenous access to justice in Australia.
Undertaking an Aurora internship
In winter 2014 I was placed via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program with native title Barrister, Mr Andrew Collett, for a seven week internship.
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
Adelaide Barrister and Mediator, Andrew Collett, has worked with Aboriginal people for his entire career, and this is a milestone not to be taken lightly.
The Aurora Project encompasses a broad range of Indigenous affairs initiatives. At its forefront the Project offers an Internship Program hosted by various organisations including Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) for law and anthropology students and graduates interested in native titl
The Aurora Native Title Internship is a program that was established to assist organisations and practitioners working in the under-resourced field of native title, and more broadly Indigenous affairs.
Experiencing the life and times of a barrister
My six-week Aurora internship placement was with Andrew Collett, a local Adelaide Barrister. When I signed up for the Aurora Internship Program, I thought my internship would directly and solely relate to native title claims.
It would not come to the surprise of most that the higgidy-jarble of a lawyer’s yarble can be confusing and unkind.