What is Public Interest Law Clinic?
The Public Interest Law Clinic enables law students, during their degree, to volunteer their time to gain practical insight and experience in public interest legal solutions and is supervised by Bond University academics. Students will volunteer with the Clinic during the semester for approximately 2-3 hours fortnightly at a mutually agreed time and work on projects to assist non-profit organisations, charities and community organisations with legal information and project based solutions on matters of public interest
The Public Interest Law Clinic is usually offered every semester but is subject to change.
Information for students
How do I get involved?
Have a look at how to apply for more information on the application process.
There are currently four volunteer positions offered in the Public Interest Law Clinic per semester.
Who can apply?
Students must demonstrate the following:
- Currently enrolled at Bond University in a law degree program, either an LLB or JD
- Completion of at least 3 semesters is preferred but not essential.
- Past engagement in extra-curricular activities
- Demonstrated writing and reasoning skills or abilities
- General level of maturity and reasons for interest in the Clinic
- Ability to sustain an ongoing commitment to the Clinic for one semester
- Evidence of research skills and organisational ability.
What does it entail?
Typically, student volunteers being supervised at the Clinic will be involved in:
- obtaining practical experience by assisting with project-based research and legal information for non-profit organisations, charities and community organisations
- obtaining practical experience by assisting with problem solving, education and finding solutions for law-related issues
- Gain practical work experience dealing with public interest law-related matters.
- Obtain research and writing experience in addressing relevant organisational issues.
- Develop problem-solving skills.
- Provide a valuable community service.