Law Week 2017 Justice Journeys

Nominate to experience a unique Justice Journey

Nominate to experience a unique Justice Journey

Nominations close midnight Tuesday 27 March 2018

Are you a motivated, eager Queensland student undertaking law and justice related studies?

Are you aged 18+?

If the answer is yes, we want you to be part of Justice Journeys for Law Week 2018.

There are a range of job shadow opportunities across Queensland including:

  • Behind the wire – Corrective Services (Maryborough and Hervey Bay)
  • Court services in remote areas (Townsville and Palm Island)
  • Youth Justice (Townsville)
  • Resolving conflicts (Cairns)
  • Leading Queensland Justice (Brisbane)
  • Diversionary Courts (Brisbane)
  • Protecting vulnerable Queenslanders (Brisbane)

If you are selected to take part, you will get the opportunity to experience a truly ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity within the justice sector, as part of a job shadow (work experience-style) arrangement.

You will be asked to document your experience – your Justice Journey – which will be shared on this website and on our social media platforms.

Since 2016, the Justice Journeys job shadow program has been met with much enthusiasm receiving close to 390 nominations and giving nearly 100 students the experience of a lifetime.

Get ready for your own Justice Journey by reading the stories of some of our previous participants.

Opportunities on offer in 2018

When ‘justice’ and ‘law’ is mentioned, most people would think about police, courts and lawyers. And while it is true those areas are an important part of the justice sector, it is also true that there are many other roles which demand a wide variety of skills, personalities and qualifications. Careers in justice span the courtroom to high and low security correctional centres, working with parolees to get their lives back on track, to the gaming industry, consumer rights and crime scene investigation. There are roles that contribute to significant cultural change – like those occurring to stop domestic and family violence and alcohol-fuelled violence. There is work in the not-for-profit sector and community legal centres, there are mediators who work with people to prevent disagreements from going to court and others who look after wills and important end-of-life decisions.

It’s so diverse and exciting – and so much more than what you might expect.

This year, we’ll be selecting 10 lucky students from across Queensland who will have experience in one of six completely unique opportunities:

Submit your nomination

To nominate, fill in the online form below. It will take about 10 minutes and we’ll grab some basic information about you, the university/college you attend and what you’re studying. As part of the nomination application, we ask you to also submit a video of yourself explaining in 1 minute or less why you want to be part of Justice Journeys 2018. You will need to upload your video to a cloud storage provider (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive etc) and share the link to the file with us (please make sure you give us permissions to view it).

Note all nominations must be supported by your educational establishment (university or college).

Unless indicated within the placement description, travel is not included.  You will be responsible for getting yourself to and from the placement location.

Don’t miss out – nominate now!

Nominations close midnight Tuesday 27 March 2018.

We will assess nominations and, if selected, will be in touch to arrange your placement. We will ask you to document your experience which will go live on the website during Law Week 2018 (May 14-20).

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Privacy and legal statement

Justice Journeys is an initiative of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) for Law Week 2018.

DJAG is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 and the 11 Information Privacy Principles.

Your personal information is being collected here to assess your nomination to participate in Law Week activities; and incomplete nomination forms may be disregarded.

If selected as a participant, you will be required to:

  • Assign copyright of written and/or multimedia material, created by you in relation to the job shadow experience, to the Queensland Government under the Copyright Act 1968, section 196.
  • Transfer legal ownership of the written and/or multimedia material to the Queensland Government.
  • Consent to DJAG collecting personal information about you contained in the written and/or multimedia material and using/posting this material (including some personal information) on the Law Week website, State of Queensland social media accounts and other State of Queensland promotional events/platforms. This will include the posting of limited personal details, such as your first name and suburb.

For further information about your privacy please contact DJAG's Senior Privacy Officer on 3225 8368.