CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

LAW3CLE

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-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Laws double degree or LVLGE offered by the School of Law and completed 240 credit points. Enrolment in this subject is by application only.

Co-requisites NA

Incompatible subjects NA

Equivalent subjects NA

Special conditions Application forms are available online and must be submitted to assc.internships@latrobe.edu.au

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLaw In Perspective, Ethics, Society and Critical Thinking.RecommendedMichael Head and Scott Mann, Latest editionUNSW press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate 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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. Demonstrate 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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate 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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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