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District Court Judges' Program

The District Court Judges Program is a unique work experience opportunity for Law students to work alongside three District Court Judges - their Honours, Judge Richard Cogswell SC, Judge Andrew Haesler SC and Judge Paul Conlon SC.

The program gives students the opportunity to gain:

  • experience in the kind of work normally only undertaken by a judge’s associate
  • rare insight into the workings of a judge’s chambers; and
  • an understanding of courtroom procedure.

This program provides students with an opportunity to expand their training, and is particularly relevant for those who are considering applying for a Judge’s Associateship.

Application and eligibility

  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open to Law students in their penultimate and final year.
  • A call for EOI’s will be sent out at the beginning of each calendar year.
  • 15 students will be chosen on the basis of merit.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Attend an information session;
  • Submit a short report outlining their experience with each judge.

Students will receive a Certificate of Participation on the completion of the program.

Further information

Associate Professor Julia Quilter - julia_quilter@uow.edu.au  

John Littrich - john_littrich@uow.edu.au