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Legal Advice Clinic (11291.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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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.


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.



Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

8892 Legal Advice Clinic

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