It would not come to the surprise of most that the higgidy-jarble of a lawyer’s yarble can be confusing and unkind.
I applied for a Legal Internship with the Aurora Native Title Internship Program soon after completing my legal studies. I’d heard about the internship program whilst I was still studying, but had never seriously considered applying.
For four weeks during the winter break, I undertook an Aurora internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program at South Australian Native Title Services Ltd (SANTS).
Interning – The Good, The Bad and The Importance
Just after completing my Bachelor’s degree in Justice and Society from Flinders University I was a graduate in limbo.
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.
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.
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.
We all know practical experience is an important addition to a law degree, in particular for those of us wanting to practice law.