Law Week 2018 Justice Journeys

Previous Justice Journeys

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Close to 400 students have applied to participate in our Law Week job shadowing program, with 70 placed in a variety of roles across the justice sector.

Their Justice Journeys ─ as well as profiles from across the justice sector ─ were shared in a range of creative formats including images, video and written content, Here are just a select few for you to look back on.

Check out the 2018 Justice Journeys.

Student experiences


Ashlee had the opportunity to job shadow a Victim Coordination Officer from Victim Assist Queensland.


James' Justice Journey was with the Courts Innovation Program, a division of Queensland Courts.


Bradley is a third year student at Griffith University studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Bec, Caitlin, Fleur, Nana, and Natalie

Five tertiary students spent three days at Wolston Correctional Centre, a high security men’s prison in Brisbane.

Christine and Alexandra

Christine and Alexandra spent an evening at the Channel Seven Studio, experiencing first hand the supervision of a Gold Lotto draw.

Peter and Quinnie

Peter and Quinnie spent their day at the Roma Courthouse.


Georgia spent a week attending a Mediation Skills Level 1 course.


Madison spent the day with the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General


Danielle spent a day at the specialist Southport Domestic and Family Violence Court.

Staff profiles

Office of the Public Guardian

While they work in very different roles, Tara and Melissa both protect the rights and interests of some of Queensland’s most vulnerable people.

Custodial correctional officer

Hear from three academy trainees about their journey to becoming Custodial Correctional Officers. Nola also shares her perspective on her unique job in the Queensland Corrective Services in the Princess Alexandra Hospital Secure Unit in Brisbane.

A day in the life of a Tactical Flight Officer

Protecting from the air. Find out what a day-in-the-life of a Tactical Flight Officer is like.

Child protection duty lawyer

Legal Aid Queensland's child protection duty lawyers are at the frontline - navigating the highly complex and often emotionally-charged child protection legal system.

Terry Ryan

Terry Ryan’s fascinating professional journey to become state coroner in 2013 spans more than 32 years. It all started with a degree in social work from the University of Queensland in 1983.

Gaye O'Sullivan

Gaye O'Sullivan is the Manager of the Cherbourg Youth Justice Centre where every day is different.

QCS dog squad

Find out what it takes to become a Dog Squad handler with Queensland Corrections

Science based policing

A Forensic Ballistic Officer and a Scientific Officer based in Cairns, learn about the unique job roles at the Queensland Police Service.

Kathryn Williams

The Public Trustee turns 100 years old this year and lawyers have played an important role in this statutory body since the office’s inception.

The road to Magistry

Wonder what it takes to become a Magistrate? Hear from Magistrate McLennan and Magistrate Sarra about their road to Magistry.