RURAL AND REGIONAL ISSUES IN JUSTICE

LAW2RRJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject will be placed in a legal practice or legal organisations based in rural and regional Australia. Students will work in organisations assisting disadvantaged clients based in the Loddon Campaspe region for one day a week during semester. Students may be given responsibility for activities such as assisting in casework, community legal education and law reform projects under the supervision of staff lawyers. Students may be involved in taking instructions from clients and assisting volunteer lawyers who provide legal advice to clients. Students also attend a series of seminars on relevant areas of law and practical skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws degree at La Trobe University. LAW1LIM and LAW1CRL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Learning about the basic aspects of the Australian legal aid system in rural and regional Australia including government legal aid services, community legal centres and Aboriginal legal services.

Activities:
TBA
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Learning about the principles of legal assistance.

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Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Knowledge of legal issues facing socially and economically disadvantaged clients in regional and rural Australia.

Activities:
TBA
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Legal research and legal writing skills and basic practical skills in communication including client interviewing, legal drafting and office procedures.

Activities:
TBA
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Teamwork skill.

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Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

06. Reflective approach to learning.

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TBA

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatrick Keyzer

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-minute class presentation20 01, 03
one 3,000-word reflective journal20 02, 03, 04
one 3,000-word research essay60 04, 05, 06