Our latest law intern, Gabriella Roy, has joined the Training Centre Visitor team to examine the effects of the pandemic on children and young people in Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre and the possible implications Covid lockdowns has had on their rights.
We asked Gabriella to tell us a little about herself, here is what she said.
What degree are you doing?
I am currently in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media Degree at the University of Adelaide.
What inspired you to do a Law Degree?
When I was in year 12, I went on a mission trip to India where I saw firsthand the effects of injustice and poverty on the minorities of a society. Upon returning home, I decided that I wanted to use my skills in a way that promotes justice and equality for all people, concluding that I would best achieve this outcome in a legal context.
Do you currently work and what is your role?
I currently work as a hospitality attendant supervisor at the Adelaide Oval.
What are you looking forward to the most during your placement with our office?
My past experiences in the human rights space have ignited a strong passion within me for justice, equality, and the promotion of human rights, which led me to apply for the Law and Justice Internship. For this placement, I am looking forward to learning about the operation of human rights in a real-life context, as my research is addressing current issues faced by children and young people in the youth justice system.
I am enthusiastic about the insights I will receive during my time here. I am excited to learn how I may develop my legal research skills, particularly in examining the operation of international and domestic human rights law throughout a global pandemic.
What do you want to do after you graduate?
Upon graduation, I hope to hold a Judge’s Associate position or hold a graduate position at a law firm. However, my varying experience in the legal industry, has broadened the scope of my aspirations and goals after graduation. Presently, I am contemplating whether I would like to work as a family lawyer because I can foresee how this career pathway may be a practical means for helping people, particularly those in vulnerable situations.
What are three words that best describe you?
Three words that best describe me are deep-thinker, passionate and authentic.
What do you like to do when you’re not working/studying/doing placement?
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking for my family and playing board games with my friends. On my own, I enjoy reading and playing the piano. Additionally, in the holidays, my housemate and I enjoy camping at Innes National Park. These camping trips are relaxing and allow us to detox from the stress of the busy study semesters.
We’re looking for:
Applications close on Sunday 16 October!