Central Building, UTS – home to Anti-Slavery Australia, Faculty of Law

Anti-Slavery Australia is now recruiting for 2023 placements.

Anti-Slavery Australia is seeking motivated law students with a passion for human rights and access to justice, to complete their PLT Practical Experience (PE) Placement with the legal practice.

Anti-Slavery Australia is based in the University of Technology Sydney’s Faculty of Law, and is dedicated to eliminating modern slavery in Australia. The Centre supports survivors of trafficking, slavery, forced labour and forced marriage through our specialist pro-bono legal practice.

Students who have completed their PLT placements with ASA in the past have found it to be an extremely rewarding experience and many have gone on to work in the legal profession with a strong human rights and social justice focus.

A Practical Experience placement with the Anti-Slavery Australia legal team offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the day to day work of their legal practice, as well as research and policy development. This may include:

  • participation and interaction in client interviews and, assisting in the drafting of statements, forms and applications;
  • co-ordinating with other external agencies such as the Red Cross and the Australian Federal Police;
  • drafting documents and submissions to various government departments and tribunals;
  • assisting in the preparation of policy documents relating to aspects of the Centre’s work; and
  • legal research on various topic, including home country situations and migration related matters.

These positions are only offered to suitable applicants subject to an interview and availability.

A commitment to volunteering for at least 2 days per week for a minimum of 5 months is required. Students whom are soon to commence their Practical Experience can also apply.

Selection Criteria:

1. Integrity and the highest respect for client confidentiality;
2. Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with challenging matters and/or vulnerable clients;
3. Ability to work efficiently and autonomously with keen attention to detail;
4. Excellent research and written communication skills; and
5. Previous paralegal or other relevant work and file management experience.

Residency Requirements

All candidates considered, including international students in Australia.

Application procedures:

Please send your application with a short covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria to antislavery@uts.edu.au by COB Sunday 27 August 2023, and include:

* A copy of your CV and academic record.
* A short sample of your written work (approx. 300 words).
* Your availability (days of the week, duration & start date).

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