Law student completes Aurora Native Title Internship
Jill Webb, a graduate-entry law student, recently completed a prestigious internship offered through the Aurora Native Title Internship Program.
The Legal Internship Program is designed to introduce students to opportunities in native title and Indigenous affairs, while assisting under-resourced lawyers.
Since 2003, the program has provided law students with the opportunity to experience working in the area of native title through internships at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) and other organisations involved in indigenous affairs.
Legal interns are given a range of responsibilities including preparation of briefs and affidavits, legal research, drafting documents, attending court and assisting with policy development.
Jill was placed at Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation (MG Corp) in Kununurra, WA.
According to the MG Corp website, the corporation was established ‘to keep Miriuwung Gajerrong law and culture alive and strong, and to recognise the authority of and to work with, the Kariel or senior people. The MG Corporation is also responsible for implementing the Ord Final Agreement, and for developing the benefits and opportunities that flow from it on behalf of the Miriuwung Gajerrong people’.
Upon returning to La Trobe, Jill has spoken at career events about her experience, and strongly encourages students with interests in these areas to apply for this opportunity.