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LAWS13-593: Cultural Immersion Clinic

Description

The Cultural Immersion Clinic is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Laws/Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. Students will undertake a placement at YFS Legal in Logan under the supervision of an Indigenous solicitor. The aim of the Clinic is to provide an understanding of culturally competent criminal law practice. Students will assist lawyers with service delivery to a culturally diverse client group of young people who have found themselves in the criminal justice system. Students will be exposed to a wide range of criminal law work including writing submissions and law reform proposals, drafting communications to clients, and providing support to solicitors representing clients in court. Students will also participate in educative sessions with a focus on developing cultural competence and will have the opportunity to critically reflect on their learnings in their placement experience.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-593
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical behaviour while interacting with practising lawyers and clients in the workplace. 2. Apply theoretical knowledge of the law to practical legal issues and scenarios that arise in the workplace and reflect on practical experience gained. 3. Identify and analyse contemporary legal problems in the criminal justice system which impact vulnerable youths from culturally diverse backgrounds. 4. Use effective research and written communication skills in writing a law reform submission relevant to issues of cultural competency and safety within the criminal justice system.

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.

It is assumed that students have completed LAWS11-318 Evidence (or equivalent).

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Faculty approval is required.

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 opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023