LEGAL RIGHTS, POVERTY AND LEGAL SERVICES
Credit points: 15
The scope and limits of improving access to justice are explored in this subject. The capacity of individuals to enjoy their rights is discussed. The various approaches to delivering legal services for the poor and disadvantaged are critically analysed. A major focus is the development of Australia's community legal centres within the context of the Australian legal aid system. The current trends in the provision of legal aid services are examined and evaluated. Comparisons are made with developments in the USA, UK and Canada.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorMary Anne Noone
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites LAW1LIM and completed a minimum of 120cp of LAW% subjects
Incompatible subjects LAW2RPS
Special conditions Available to Bachelor of Laws students as a law elective
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Lawyers in Conflict Australian Lawyers and Legal Aid||Prescribed||Noone M.A & Tomsen S.||FEDERATION PRESS 2006|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Anne Noone
Twelve 2.0 days lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Eleven 1.0 days tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1,500-word written assignment||40|
|one 10-minute tutorial presentation||10|
|one 2,000-word take-home exam||50|