Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is community legal practice. Students work on real client files (under the supervision of a legal practitioner) assisting community legal centres and local Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). Practical legal skills of communication (interviewing and legal writing), legal research, file management and working in a team are developed together with an understanding of the ethical and practical aspects of legal practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on the adequacy of the law within an access to justice framework. Students spend one day of legal placement each week in addition to weekly seminars, and maybe required to complete out-of-hours work to meet deadlines.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures and seminars, reading activities, clinical placement, assessment activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Complete 60 CP's of LAW coded level 1 subjects and 60 CP's of LAW coded level 2 subjects and Enrolment in this subject is by application only


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsApplication forms are available online and must be submitted to

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Law In Perspective, Ethics, Society and Critical Thinking.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMichael Head and Scott Mann



PublisherUNSW press


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate legal skills including communication, interviewing, advising, negotiating and legal writing
02. Demonstrate contextual understanding of law and legal process through working with real clients and their legal problems
03. Demonstrate understanding of legal professional responsibility and ethics in a workplace setting

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