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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

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: LAWS77-515
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860.00

Learning objectives

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: This subject is not available to
  • 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 dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
  • 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: 17/07/2022
Semester start: 12/09/2022
Subject start: 12/09/2022
Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
Teaching census: 07/10/2022