Research Lawyer / Legal Researcher

  • Ground-breaking truth-telling project 
  • Research laws and policies that have impacted First Nations Peoples
  • Full-time or part time, two-year fixed term contract, with possible extension 

The Justice and Equity Centre (formerly the Public Interest Advocacy Centre or ‘PIAC’) is a leading social justice law and policy centre. We build a fairer, stronger society by helping to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality.  

The Justice and Equity Centre offers a diverse and inclusive workplace where:

  • Wellbeing is actively promoted and flexibility is supported
  • We are committed to the professional development of our staff
  • Advantageous salary packaging options are available

We are seeking a Research Lawyer / Legal Researcher to support our work on the Towards Truth Project:

Towards Truth is a partnership with the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW. We are delivering a unique and ground-breaking truth-telling project that shows the impact of laws and government policies on First Nations people since 1788.

You will be part of a dedicated project team, supporting the day-to-day implementation of the project including researching, documenting, and interpreting laws and policies that have impacted on First Nations Peoples. You will also:

  • develop research plans and research requests
  • supervise and review the research of pro bono lawyers and interns
  • draft plain-English summaries of laws and policies 

You have tertiary qualifications in law with at least 2 years’ post-qualification experience in legal practice and/or research, and a proven understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history, culture and society.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. 

If you can demonstrate your understanding of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the importance of truth telling, please send your resume along with a covering letter and responses to the selection criteria included in the position description

Inquiries should be directed to Anna Harding via [email protected].

Please send your application to [email protected], including Research Lawyer / Legal Researcher in the subject field. Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.