Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject will be placed in a legal practice or legal organisations based in rural and regional Australia. Students will generally work in organisations assisting disadvantaged clients based in the Loddon Campaspe region for one day a week during semester. Students may be given responsibility for activities such as assisting in casework, community legal education and law reform projects under the supervision of staff lawyers. Students may be involved in taking instructions from clients and assisting volunteer lawyers who provide legal advice to clients. Students also attend a series of seminars on relevant areas of law and practical skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesReflective journals, essay and practicum

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW1CRL and enrolment is by application only


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required75 - 112.5 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsHosts complete an evaluation on professional behaviours. Other additional requirements will depend on the host organisation but may include a Working with Children’s Check, Police Check, selection interview, host organisation agreements, host inductions.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop a reflective approach to learning
02. Demonstrate critical thinking in relation to the practice of law in rural and regional Australia.
03. Analyse the professional and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner in rural and regional Australia.
04. Develop communication skills in a legal environment.
05. Develop legal research skills.

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