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Eleanor has both a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) & Bachelor of International Studies from Flinders University
As a specialist legal graduate, Eleanor worked in the department’s legal branches providing a broad range of legal advice to business areas within the department. One of Eleanor’s highlights in her graduate year was the atmosphere and culture of the department.
What university did you attend?
What is your qualification?
Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) / Bachelor of International Studies; Admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.
Where are you from originally?
What areas of the department did you work in during your graduate year?
As a specialist legal graduate, I undertook both of my rotations within the department’s legal branches – first in the People, Privacy and Property team; and then in the Schools, Youth and Child Care team.
What type of work did you do?
Statutory interpretation and advising on legislation administered by the department; general advice on Commonwealth legislation in so far as it impacts the work of the department; and corporate, contract, and commercial work in relation to both Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth agreements.
What was the highlight of your graduate year?
The work, the people, the atmosphere and culture of the department - everything I experienced during my graduate year just confirmed that I’d made the right choice in taking up a role with the Department of Education (now Education and Training).