Emma Boeck joined Ward Keller as a Law Clerk in September 2017—three years into her five-year double degree in law and arts, with a major in politics. ‘It’s pretty hectic!’ said Emma, who was born and raised in Darwin.
Emma works in the firm’s mining and resources team, supporting its five lawyers with research and other tasks. ‘We work with some of the biggest mining companies in Australia and internationally—it’s so interesting’, she said.
‘Everyone is super friendly here. The staff and the clients. It’s a terrific firm to work for.’
Emma’s other love is politics. She’s been a member of the NT Young Labor party since she was 16, and she loves campaigning around the community. ‘I have no idea why, but I’ve always loved politics’, Emma said. ‘One of my earliest memories is the election with John Howard in 2004. I just love it!’
Emma is also the Education Director for the United Nations in the NT, where she helps coordinate workshops for high school students to teach them about the role of the UN. ‘Later on, I really want to get into the humanitarian aspect of law, particularly Indigenous rights and education’, she said. ‘That’s my passion.’
Outside work, Emma plays Aussie Rules football. ‘I play in the back pocket for the Crocs’, she said. ‘On the weekend, you’ll usually catch me playing footy or watching footy. I love it!’