Law and Justice
The Faculty of Law & Justice provides a number of unpaid WIL opportunities for law and criminology students so that they can gain practical experience in their Law & Justice field of study in local or overseas internships, clinics and mooting.
UNSW Law & Justice offers law students the opportunity to undertake WIL through legal education in clinics, providing students with the chance to transform what they have learnt in the classroom into real-life practice under the guidance of experienced practitioners.
Internships give students an opportunity to gain experience and to work in a range of organisations; including advocacy and policy areas with non-government organisations (NGOs); with an in-house counsel team, social justice organisations; and law reform and public interest groups; and also to obtain valuable experience working with editors of law publications and journals. Students gain practical legal experience that further develops unique insight into future career paths.
UNSW Law & Justice has partner organisations where you can apply to do your internship, or you can set up an internship with an approved organisation of your choice in Australia or overseas. Many of our students say their internship is a highlight of their time at UNSW Law. In recent years, our students have undertaken internships with a range of organisations.
UNSW Law students can hone their professional skills through a variety of competitions such as mooting, trial advocacy, client interviewing and negotiation. Mooting provides competitors with the fantastic opportunity to experience what life will be like as a legal practitioner representing a client in the context of adversarial proceedings. Mooting WIL opportunities are available through the International Law Competitive Moot Competition and the International Commercial Mediation Competition.
Criminology WIL Placement
This course provides criminology students with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience and deeper understanding of the criminal justice and related agencies. Aligned with UNSW’s emphasis on work-integrated learning, this course is a structured and supported work placement designed to give students practical experience in tackling criminal justice challenges through working with a criminal justice/related government or non-government organisation. This will be a one-of a kind experience to help you understand how criminal justice works in practice.