LEGAL RIGHTS, POVERTY AND LEGAL SERVICES

LAW3RPS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Anne Noone

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and completed a minimum of 120cp of LAW% subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2RPS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available to Bachelor of Laws students as a law elective

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLawyers in Conflict Australian Lawyers and Legal AidPrescribedNoone M.A & Tomsen S.FEDERATION PRESS 2006

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBA

Activities:
TBA

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Anne Noone

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 days lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
Eleven 1.0 days tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written assignment40
one 10-minute tutorial presentation10
one 2,000-word take-home exam50