Nick Carey

Nick joined the Journal in 2017 and in May 2018 was elected Editor, 42(2). He is a final year Juris Doctor student and works as a paralegal in the Environment and Planning team at Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to that role Nick worked as a legal research assistant to three barristers before undertaking a summer clerkship at Herbert Smith Freehills. In 2020 Nick will serve as Associate to the Hon. M B J Lee, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

In 2016, an article of Nick’s was published in the Court of Conscience, UNSW Law Society’s social justice publication, and in 2017, he served as an editor of that journal. In 2018, Nick undertook an internship at the Indigenous Law Centre as Student Editor of the Australian Indigenous Law Review and the Indigenous Law Bulletin.

Immediately prior to studying law, Nick worked as an operations manager and buyer for a boutique green coffee trading company. That work took him on regular buying trips to the coffee regions of Ethiopia, Kenya and Brazil.

Nick also holds a Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance (first class honours) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. For some years after graduating he worked as a freelance musician and teacher. During that time he performed regularly with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and taught clarinet at schools across Sydney.

Nick’s love of music keeps him grounded, and his love of good coffee is an advantage for law school.