ANU social justice internships showcase 2023

Date & time



Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law, Building 7, Room 7.4.1. 6 Fellows Road Acton, ACT 2601


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Event description

Rescheduled from 2 August

Ever wondered about the impact internships have on law students at ANU, particularly for those committed to pursuing careers in social justice? At the social justice internships showcase presented by the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice research and policy group, ANU students will share their experiences, competencies and skills acquired through their internships to current students, alumni and members of the legal profession.

The ANU College of Law internship program offers Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Juris Doctor students the opportunity to learn from leaders in the profession, gain experience in the broad spectrum of practice, deepen their awareness of potential career opportunities and carry out a law-based research project in a legal professional workplace for credit towards their degree. The internship project has a strong focus on developing students’ employability in terms of their teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.

Light refreshments available post event.

About the speakers

Lauren Duong completed her internship at the Attorney-General’s Department, where she is employed. Her research work focussed on reforms to the process of judicial appointment, including the implementation of new diversity measures.

Vicky Huang completed her internship at the ANU Legal Office, focussing on advocating for the rights of unpaid interns and exploring the legal and ethical implications of unpaid internships. Her research led her to propose that law and policy reforms are necessary to protect the rights of interns and ensure ethical internship programs.

Minna Liu completed her internship in Phnom Penh at the Cambodian Human Rights Association through the College of Law’s Development Law Clinic. Her research output was a socio-legal analysis of anti-trafficking laws in Cambodia, which found that the domestic policy agenda was partly influenced by conditional foreign aid, and determined that issues like corruption in the criminal justice system and structural inequalities led to disparities between law and enforcement of anti-trafficking frameworks in Cambodia.

Leila Skoss interned at the Kununurra Community Legal Service. Working directly with clients, she gained valuable experience in the community legal sector. Her research focussed on alternative pathways to restraining orders to address family violence in remote communities.



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