Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Law School offers a Legal Internship Program, a dedicated clinical unit within our curriculum. This unit compliments the Law School’s focus on experiential learning and readiness for legal practice.

This is an optional unit for students who are studying a single or double degree in Law. The unit gives students the opportunity to work in a legal environment for one day a week for 13 weeks, or an equivalent amount undertaken intensively, for academic credit. The students’ experience in their placements is supplemented by regular seminars and an ongoing assessment program designed to build legal skills and encourage reflective practice.

Students are encouraged to find their own placement, however if this is not possible, we will endeavour to find a suitable position for you. If you are already working in a legal environment, you may be able to utilise your existing placement for your internship. This can be discussed with the unit-coordinator.

Eligibility requirements

Places are quota restricted. Students are selected on the basis of their academic record, their Expression of Interest and a short interview with the unit-coordinator. The course is only available to domestic students.

How to apply

Interested applicants should complete an Expression of Interest Form (EOI) [.PDF | 158 kB] and return the EOI form to the unit-coordinator, Dr Hugh Finn, at
Please include a two page resume with your expression of interest.

Further information about the Legal Internship program can be found in the Courses Handbook