UNSW Law prioritises experiential learning, leading the way in innovative legal education. Don’t just learn about the law. Put it into action with Australia’s leading and largest range of experiential learning opportunities.
We offer all of our students opportunities to gain high-level practical experience through exchange and international courses, internships, clinics and competitions, all of which are credited towards your degree.
At UNSW Law we encourage our students to step outside the classroom and experience the law in action through internships and clinics, available to all.
Internships and clinics offer you the chance to ‘trial’ careers during your studies and the opportunity to put your skills into practice while critically analysing the law and the legal system.
Hone your public speaking and debating skills through mooting, trial advocacy, client interviewing and negotiation competitions from first year onwards.
These competitions provide competitors with fantastic experience, and insight into being a legal practitioner.
You could even argue your case overseas in Vienna or at The Hague as an elective subject!
“I have always been passionate about human rights, and the Human Rights Clinic was a space where I could really engage in how the law works to protect, promote and fulfil human rights. The clinic gave me a hands on approach to legal work as I dealt directly with our NGO partners. This presented me with multiple avenues I could take in my degree and opened my eyes to what working in human rights law is all about.”
“I have been involved in mooting throughout my degree, and this year I was fortunate to represent UNSW Law at the ICC Moot at The Hague in the Netherlands. The UNSW Law team qualified first in the Australian rounds last year and we spent 10 months preparing for this year’s competition. It was fantastic to meet other like-minded students from around the world and to be judged by highly regarded international lawyers.
The moot was challenging, but rewarding in terms of skill development and experiencing international criminal law in practice.”