Rachel Durmush



Rachel is currently in her 4th year at the University of Sydney studying a Bachelor of Arts Law. Since interning with Terri Janke and Company in 2018, Rachel has developed a passion for protecting Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property rights.

Photo by Jamie James
Artwork: Rene Kulitja, 'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019)


Previously Rachel interned through the CareerTrackers Program and worked as a paralegal at Westpac in both Regulatory Investigations and Business Banking-Retail Business Banking areas. In 2018, she had the opportunity to MC the University of Sydney School of Law’s NAIDOC Public Lecture. Following her graduation and admission as a practising lawyer,  Rachel hopes to work in the Indigenous Community.


Recent Projects

  • ICIP protocol case study development

  • Legal research and drafting Trade Mark applications

  • Assisting with the update of Terri Janke and Company Firm Policies and library system

  • Drafting journal articles on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property issues


Rachel is a Weilwan Woman from the Gomeroi nation but has always lived in Sydney. Rachel has a passion for the legal and social rights for First Nations People and has recently volunteered at the Aboriginal Legal Service assisting Solicitors in Court and on matters. In her spare time, you will see Rachel working as an Usher at the Sydney Opera House, having high tea with friends and walking her dogs.

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All professional photography is by Jamie James at James Photographic Services.

The painting  'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019) by Rene Kulitja has been used under license in the firm photographs on the TJC website homepage and staff profiles. See Maruku Arts for more work by Rene Kulitja.

The visual artwork ‘Freshwater Lagoon 1’ by Lisa Michl Ko-manggen has been used under license in some photographs and videos. See Cape York Art for more work by Ko-manggen.

The painting ‘My Country’ by Bibi Barba has been used under license in some photographs and Law Way videos. Visit her website to see more.

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phone: +61 2 9693 2577

email: tjc@terrijanke.com.au