The Centre recently had the pleasure of having penultimate year UNSW International Studies / Law Student Emma Corcoran intern at the Centre.
Emma was drawn to the Centre due to her strong passion for social justice and her desire to be a part of a legal sector that acknowledges the inherent difficulties in a costly legal system and works towards greater access to justice for all.
Emma’s internship at the Centre was facilitated by the UNSW Social Justice Internship Program, which provides opportunities for students to contribute to specialist legal centres housed within the university while gaining academic credit. The Centre takes six interns per year through the Program, as well as volunteers from outside the university.
Emma commented that her experience was worth much more than the course credit:
The fact that I can do something to help a Centre such as this one whilst studying for my degree is such an amazing opportunity. This experience has definitely influenced my outlook on pro bono and will change how I decide which firms to apply to.
During her time with the Centre, Emma has spent most of her time working on content for our new website, set to be launched later this year, and contributing to various research projects.
As for future opportunities, Emma is unsure of which area of law she would like to practice in, but says that she has a natural inclination towards Administrative Law and Employment law. We are sure that no matter which area she decides to specialise in she will be a wonderful advocate, bringing her skill and cheerful outlook wherever she settles.
Thank you Emma for your invaluable contribution to the Centre’s work through winter.