Public Interest Careers Guide - Law Reform
Law reform commissions are highly specialised organisations who research existing laws and their effects, consult with stakeholders and make recommendations to government. They do this on referral from the Attorney-General of their jurisdiction. Their recommendations are not automatically adopted, but they exert significant influence on the development of the law and their work remains valuable to students and other researchers.
Commission staffs are small and they generally seek people who have some other policy or law reform experience for permanent positions. Useful experience includes policy development positions in government organisations, research work, experience in public consultations and law reform and policy work in community legal centres.