Contribute to Government Submissions

The UNSW Law Society and Law Faculty have teamed up to give UNSW Law students the opportunity to work with academics and legal experts on submissions to government inquiries.

Research, writing and editing opportunities will be available. This is a fantastic way to gain exposure into the areas of law reform and policy work, and work on truly cutting-edge work on topical legal issues.

The UNSW Law Society is currently looking for contributors to assist in the writing of its submission to a Senate Committee investigating access to legal services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Particularly, the submission will focus on the consequences of mandatory sentencing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, the causes of the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in prisons, and the feasibilityof diversionary and non-custodial sentencing options.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to parliamentary debate about one of the foremost social justice issues confronting the Australian legal system.

If you are passionate about social justice, and are able to commit to researching and writing over the course of April, please fill in the form below or email policy.submission@unswlawsoc.org.

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