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Legal Advice Clinic (11291.1)

Level: Advanced Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 2, 2019, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (190057) - View
  • Winter Term, 2019, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (192590) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (184081) - View

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Syllabus

Students will attend the Legal Clinic and assist a registered practitioner in a variety of tasks, designed to enhance the student's contextual understanding of the law and legal system through exposure to real legal problems. These tasks may include:
- Client interviewing
- Conducting legal research to respond to client need
- Drafting letters of advice
- Preparing materials for community legal education through the clinic
- Policy and reform work arising out of issues presented at the clinic.

This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply legal principles to tasks under supervision of a licensed legal practitioner;

2. Conduct research to solve a real legal problem;

3. Reflect on the study and practice of law; and

4. Successfully communicate their reflections or research through a presentation.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of clinical placement per week.

Prerequisites

This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course.

Students must have passed 48 credit points of study before seeking permission from the Unit Convener to enrol.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Equivalent Units

8892 Legal Advice Clinic



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