Law students should know better than anyone that the best things in life are free! We are willing to do a lot for a little and this may explain why internships are becoming all the more competitive.
I applied for an Aurora Native Title Internship Program hoping to be placed with the native title barrister, Susan Phillips. I never thought I would be successful in getting my first preference. So when the Placements Manager called to say that I was successful I was ecstatic.
As a proud Wiradjuri women, I am very passionate about furthering the course of Indigenous people in my studies in law at the University of Melbourne.
Having grown up in Far North Queensland close to a large Indigenous community, I have always been drawn to working with Indigenous Australians. Even as a young child I remember being shocked by the extent of prejudice against Aboriginal people in Queensland.
I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of the Aurora Internship Program for the third time. From late July to September of 2016, I had the immense pleasure of working with Ms. Susan Phillips, a native title barrister working on the 13th Floor of St James Hall.
I began my Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program, with native title Barrister, Susan Phillips, knowing very little about native title law and having done only a little substantive legal work outside of university.
I was fortunate enough to participate in two Aurora Project internships this year.
During the winter of 2018, I had the pleasure of participating in the Aurora Internship Program through which I undertook a month-long internship with Native Title Barrister Ms. Susan Phillips at 13th Floor St James Hall, Sydney.