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LAWS77-551: Family Law Legal Practice Clinic


Family Law Legal Practice Clinic is an intermediate level elective subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. Students enrolled in this subject will attend a family law firm (or family law department of a law firm) one day per week for the duration of a semester. Students will be exposed to family law issues such as property settlement, children, child support, child maintenance, divorce and family violence in the context of practising family law. Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of family law in practice and their ability to engage in legal reasoning by discussing and solving family law legal problems orally and in writing.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: LAWS77-551
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify and apply the substantive and procedural requirements of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and other relevant legislation.

Enrolment requirements



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. Students 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.