Legal and Social Work Research Placements

Contribute to the cutting edge work of the CIJ by being part of our research projects. Past research projects have been on topics including human rights, women's decarceration and family violence. Research placement opportunities are offered as they arise throughout the year, and are advertised through the student email system.

CIJ Director Rob Hulls and Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs

Law students

Legal Research Project is a core course in the JD program that requires students to research and write a substantial paper on a topic approved by the course coordinator.

Each year, RMIT JD students are given an opportunity to contribute to the work of the Centre for Innovative Justice and integrate this work into their degree by being part of its research.

Places available: Varies, but usually no more than four.

Course credit available: If selected, JD students can complete this work for Legal Research Project (LAW 1040/LAW 2424) subject to meeting course prerequisites.

The CIJ’s Student Program Coordinator, Anna Howard, is available to discuss these opportunities with students. Interested students should contact Anna at anna.howard@rmit.edu.au for more information.

Social Work students

The Centre for Innovative Justice is one of the organisations offering competitive research placement opportunities for Social Work Field Education B. Social work students can choose to do their professional placement of 70 days (500 hours) by undertaking a research project designed by the CIJ that contributes to its cutting edge work.

Places available: Two a year

Course credit available: If selected, Social Work students can complete this work for Social Work Field Education B subject to meeting course prerequisites.

If you would like to do your second Field Education placement at the CIJ, please submit an expression of interest through the Social Work Field Education placement processes.

 

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