CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

LAW2CLE

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is community legal practice. Students work on real client files ( under the supervision of a legal practitioner) assisting community legal centres and local Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). Practical legal skills of communication (interviewing and legal writing), legal research, file management and working in a team are developed together with an understanding of the ethical and practical aspects of legal practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on the adequacy of the law within an access to justice framework. Students spend one day of legal placement each week in addition to weekly seminars, and maybe required to complete out-of-hours work to meet deadlines.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Entrance into the course is by application only and must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws degree and completed of 120 cps of LAW study.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Entrance into the course is by application only. Application forms are available online and must be submitted to the College Student Services Office .

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPractical Legal SkillsPrescribedRoss Hyams, Susan Campbell and Adrian Evans4TH ED, 2014

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop legal skills including communication, interviewing, advising, negotiating and legal writing

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, reading activities, clinical placement, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Develop students' contextual understanding of law and legal process through working with real clients and their legal problems

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, reading activities, clinical placement, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. develop understanding of legal professional responsibility and ethics in a workplace setting

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, reading activities, clinical placement, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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