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LAWS77-515: Clinical Legal Placement

Description

Clinical Legal Placement is an elective subject in the Juris Doctor 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

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS77-515
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310

Learning outcomes

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

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. Must be admitted into a Juris Doctor 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.

Anti-requisites: ?

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021