CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

LAW5CLE

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This refugee based clinical course is presented in a social justice context. Students learn about human rights issues by working on real client files and assisting local Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). A simulation exercise deepens understanding of the development and implementation of Australian immigration law and policy. Practical legal skills of communication, legal research, file management, writing and working in a team are developed. Mindfulness training techniques are used to enhance practice and study. The course involves one day of legal placement each week in addition to weekly seminars, and may require out-of-hours work to meet deadlines.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of LAW5PMI and at least 60 CP in the Juris Doctor

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Current enrolment in Juris Doctor. Entrance into the subject is by application only. Application forms can also be downloaded from the School's home page.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsImmigration, Refugees and Forced MigrationPrescribedMary Crock and Laurie BergFEDERATION PRESS
ReadingsPractical Legal SkillsPrescribedRoss Hyams, Susan Campbell and Adrian Evans4TH ED, 2014

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the legal principles relating to human rights in the context of mass human movement.

Activities:
Lecture Seminar
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically evaluate the policy environment in which migration and asylum seeker law is developed and implemented.

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, reading activities, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically analyse the legal, economic, social and systemic problems in which human migration occurs and which has an impact on just outcomes;

Activities:
Clinical Placement; Lectures and seminars, reading activities, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

04. Practice client-centred, non-judgemental interviewing and communication skills to assist in the development of participatory and respectful lawyer-client relationships

Activities:
Clinical Placement; Lectures and seminars, reading activities, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Practice a reflective approach to learning from experience

Activities:
Clinical Placement, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Working both independently and as part of a team, assist in the management of a legal file to a professional, ethical standard.

Activities:
Clinical Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

08. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written skills, including the skill of producing clear and cogent written documents for visa applications

Activities:
Clinical Placement and Simulated policy hearing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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