Legal internship program
Clinical education programs for law students have been available for many years in some Australian law schools. The objective of such programs is to provide an understanding of the human, social and policy contexts of law and legal practice. At the University of Wollongong, this objective is met through the subject LLB 397/3397 Legal Internship in which you will complete 20 days of professional experience.
We believe that practical experience is a vital part of legal training. In fact, we are the only law school in Australia that require all students to complete a legal internship as part of their law degree. At UOW, a legal internship is not simply ‘work experience’, it is an important learning tool that gives students an opportunity to observe and reflect on the law in action and apply legal knowledge to real life situations while, at the same time, discern career options and build professional networks.
The Internship is unpaid and will take place in a 4 week block over the dates indicated by the placement dates below and you must be available for ALL specified dates (5 days per week total of 20 days). If School of Law arranged internship placement dates do not suit, we encourage you to organise you own internship around dates that suit you and your provider.
School Arranged Placement Dates (LIP 2 (Winter) 2023 )
- 26 June 2023 – 21 July 2023
|Session name||Start of Session||End of Session|
|LIP 1||27 February 2023||2 June 2023|
|LIP 2||5 June 2023||27 October 2023|
|LIP Summer||30 October 2023||23 February 2024|