USALSA: Opportunities

Our students matter. That's why we've decided to provide a place for USALSA students to connect with opportunities. You'll find clerkships, administrative job, volunteer roles and anything law related. Enjoy and good luck with your applications!

Paid Work

Summer Clerkships | Legal Services Commission

The Legal Services Commission is offering two Summer Clerkship Programs in 2021 (including an opportunity for Aboriginal law students) from Wednesday 27 January 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021.


You will undertake a range of duties in the core practice areas of Advice, Criminal Law and Family Law including:

- Legal research

- Drafting documents

- Observing matters in court


To apply for this role, you will be required to provide:

- Completed Expression of Interest Form

- Covering Letter (maximum 2 pages) and resume

- Copy of your:

o Confirmation of Enrolment Statement; and

o Most recent academic transcript

All applications must be submitted by email to Lisa Moore by 5:00pm

Wednesday, 2 December 2020.

Junior Law Clerk | Piper Alderman

Piper Alderman’s Adelaide office is currently taking applications for one Junior Law Clerk position within their Private Client Services team. This practice group provides services in wills, estates and estate litigation and will allow exposure to the legal principles of succession, property, commercial and tax law.

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for someone early in their studies to gain access to the fundamentals of applying their legal learning into practice.


Working with experienced practitioners specialising in wills, estates, business succession planning and related dispute resolution.

Varied law clerk tasks such as drafting, legal research, filing and editing.

Matter management such as file administration, file lodgement and deed coordination.


- Be available for 2-3 days per week (tailored around your university commitments).

- Be a first- or second-year law student.

- Have a customer service orientated background (e.g. hospitality, retail etc.).

- Possess exceptional organisational skills, time management and attention to detail.

- Be self-motivated.

- Have strong initiative and willingness to learn.

To be eligible for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia


Register and apply through the below link

For related enquiries please contact Emily Mortimer, HR Manager on 08 8205 3483


Is this position not for you? To register your interest for future opportunities at Piper Alderman, please follow the link below!


Human Rights Position | Rights Resource Network SA

The Rights Resource Network SA is offering three Volunteer Human Rights Positions during the summer of 2020/2021 (times to be negotiated, expected to total 4-6 hours per week from mid December until mid January).


You will undertake legal research in a number of key areas relating to human rights issues in South Australia and prepare briefing materials and legal ‘explainer’ blogposts on issues including:

- information privacy

- mental health and human rights

- detention and prisoner’s rights

- parliamentary rights scrutiny of proposed laws


To apply for this role, please provide a:

- Copy of your:

o current CV or resume; and

o and example of your legal writing (for example a legal research essay)

All applications must be submitted by email to Dr Sarah Moulds by 5:00pm Wednesday, 9 December 2020.



We are inviting you to tell us about your 2020 university experience through COVID-19 and the bushfires for your chance to win a $50 Coles/Myer gift voucher.

Your input will contribute directly to the National understandings of our 2020 undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts, and to assist in addressing such situations more efficiently in the future.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this project, please contact the following people:

Dr Lynette Vernon

Chief Investigator

Senior Research Fellow

Edith Cowan University

P: 61 8 9780 7765

Cathy Drane:

Kathy Modecki:

Kylie Austin:

Independent Person

Research Ethics Support Officer

Edith Cowan University

P: 6304 2170



Stopping the Spread: Community Consultation for a Pre-Interview Survey to Provide Faster, Easier COVID-19 Contact Tracing for South Australians

South Australia is well ahead of the pack when it comes to effective contact tracing of positive case of COVID-19 in our community. Getting on top of a person’s close contacts quickly is essential to controlling the virus, and this demands highly skilled public health officials undertaking detailed interviews with each person who tests positive in our State as soon as possible.

Two UniSA researchers want to know what the community thinks about how we can be as prepared as possible for contact tracing. How quickly and easily would you be able to remember your contacts and whereabouts over the last 14 days? Would you be willing to keep a ‘personal contact diary’ that you fill out at the time of COVID-19 testing and use to help you answer the questions of the contact tracers if you needed to?

Here's a video of Dr Moulds and Dr Corsini discussing the project - Video

You can share your thoughts with us by:

  • Completing our online survey

  • Suggest a great community organisation that you think might be able to host an online discussion about this idea with its members or constituents


All South Australians are eligible.

Contact details

Dr Nadia Corsini, 8302 9989 or email or Dr Sarah Moulds, 8302 7382 or email

This project has been granted ethics approval by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee (Application 203490)