CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

LAW2CLE

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This immigration 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-ordinatorPeggy Kerdo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws. 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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size12

Enrolment information TBC TBC

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeggy Kerdo

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word essay15
Class Presentation10
Placement45
Simulation30

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size12

Enrolment information TBC TBC

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeggy Kerdo

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word essay15
Class Presentation10
Placement45
Simulation30