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LAWS13-515: Clinical Legal Placement

Description

Clinical Legal Placement is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. Students will undertake a placement in a Community Legal Centre where they will be exposed to real life legal problems for disadvantaged groups in the community. Students will also have the opportunity to assist the centre with undertaking research and assisting in the development of legal reform needed for the operation of these centres. Students will gain valuable experience and will gain a deeper understanding of the types of legal and non-legal problems that clients accessing these centres face.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeLAWS13-515
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Identify theoretical legal knowledge and apply to real life legal problems. 2. Identify and describe lawyers’ professional responsibilities to their clients within a Community Legal Centre setting. 3. Review common legal skills used by lawyers in their day-to-day legal practice by reflecting on practical experiences. 4. Apply legal research skills to plan and execute a written project with independence.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Faculty approval is required. Students must be admitted into a Bachelor of Laws OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022