USALSA: Opportunities

Our students matter. That's why we've decided to provide a place for USALSA students to get involved in the legal community. You'll find clerkships, admin roles, associateships and any law related opportunities right here. Enjoy and good luck with your applications!

Clerkships & Admin

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.

YOUR TASKS:

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:

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 HR@lsc.sa.gov.au by 5:00pm

Wednesday, 2 December 2020.

https://lsc.sa.gov.au/cb_pages/vacancies.php.

Associateships

SA Court Associateships are offered throughout the year to law graduates as vacancies become available. Associateships are typically one-year contracts.

Tasks for Associates include:

- Legal research

- Sitting in on and calling judges' cases

- Maintaining records

- Various administrative functions

To be successful in obtaining an Associateship, you must:

- Have completed a Bachelor of Laws Degree

- Not be employed elsewhere (except with express approval)

For more information on Associateships generally, follow the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B95-o3plGJYvQ2xnUi01U1lnMXM/view

Supreme Court

TO APPLY:

Applications can be lodged at any time, as vacancies arise throughout the year.

INCLUDE YOUR:

  • Resume

  • Qualifications

  • Academic record

  • Copy of your Admittance

MAIL TO:

The Honourable (the particular judge)

Judges' Chambers

Supreme Court

1 Gouger Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Follow the button below to find out more.

District Court

TO APPLY:

Applications can be lodged at any time, as vacancies arise throughout the year.

INCLUDE YOUR:

  • Resume

  • Qualifications

  • Academic record

  • Copy of your Admittance

EMAIL APPLICATIONS TO:

dcregistrar@courts.sa.gov.au

OR MAIL TO:

PA to the Registrar

The Registrar District Court of South Australia

GPO Box 2465

ADELAIDE SA 5001

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Federal Court

TO APPLY:

Federal Court Associateships typically commence at the beginning of each year. Applications should be addressed to the particular Judge you would like to work for.

INCLUDE YOUR:

  • Resume

  • Qualifications

  • Academic record

Contact the SA Federal Court Registry by following the below link: https://www.fedcourt.gov.au/contact/sa

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Volunteering

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).

YOUR TASKS:

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:

To apply for this role, please provide a:

- Copy of your:

- current CV or resume; and

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

All applications must be submitted by email to Dr Sarah Moulds sarah.moulds@unisa.edu.au by 5:00pm Wednesday, 9 December 2020.

Volunteer Witness | SA Bar Association

Potential future barristers of South Australia will be completing the Bar Reader course from January 18-22 at 9:30am-4:00pm in the Federal Courts.

Up to 14 students are needed to act as volunteer witnesses in the trial. Students who participate will have the opportunity to make fantastic contacts within the legal profession.

YOUR TASKS:

  • Act as a witness

TO APPLY:

Email Tracey Coleman your name and phone number at Tracey.Coleman@unisa.edu.au.


Surveys

RESEARCH SURVEY

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: cathy.drane@curtin.edu.au

Kathy Modecki: k.modecki@griffith.edu.au

Kylie Austin: kaustin@uow.edu.au

Independent Person

Research Ethics Support Officer

Edith Cowan University

P: 6304 2170

E: research.ethics@ecu.edu.au

RESEARCH SURVEY

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 https://redcap.link/contact_tracing

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

All South Australians are eligible.

Contact details

Dr Nadia Corsini, 8302 9989 or email nadia.corsini@unisa.edu.au or Dr Sarah Moulds, 8302 7382 or email sarah.moulds@unisa.edu.au

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