The University of South Australia connects with organisations in the legal profession to provide final-year law students with experiential learning opportunities.

Through the professional honours course, Law Professional Placement, students can apply their skills and knowledge to benefit the employer and become job-ready. This course aims to develop final year law students’ professional skills and values via a fifteen-day legal industry placement.

Students apply their knowledge of the law gained throughout their studies while gaining valuable professional experience related to their future careers. In collaboration with a legal academic, work placement supervisors* provide students with appropriate legal tasks and constructive feedback at the conclusion of the placement. Students work on a range of legal tasks in a variety of environments, including commercial, government and community organisations. In addition to providing tasks and feedback, supervisors liaise with the student regarding three pieces of work that can be provided as evidence of tasks performed during the placement.

If you are interested in hosting law students or would like more information, please email our team

*Please note that law students cannot engage in legal practice during their placements without being closely supervised by a legal practitioner with a current unrestricted practising certificate together with five years of post-admission experience.


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