Clinical courses

ANU Law Clinical Courses

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Listen to Dr Anthony Hopkins, Director of the Law School Clinical and Internship Courses, explain the range of clinical programs and internships offered to ANU law students. 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 CLINICS

Open: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Close: Wednesday 31 October 2018

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to enrol in a clinical course you must:

  • Be a current ANU Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor Student
  • Have completed or be completing five LAWS courses at 1000 level
  • Submit an application

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Course descriptions

 

Community Law Clinic | LAWS4268 / LAWS6268

During this course you will undertake a clinical placement at Canberra Community Law, a community legal centre for low-income and disadvantaged people from the ACT. You will gain hands-on experience in a community legal practice environment, provide legal information and undertake casework under the supervision of practising solicitors.

 

Environmental Law Clinic | LAWS4281 / LAWS6281

During this course, you will undertake a clinical placement at the Environmental Defenders Office in the ACT under the supervision of practising solicitors. You will gain practical legal skills in environmental and planning law. You will also have the opportunity to explore law reform issues relating to environmental justice and consider the role of lawyer in this field of practice.

 

Indigenous Community Law Clinic | LAWS4278 / LAWS6278

During this course, you will undertake a clinical placement at the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) under the supervision of practising solicitors. The focus of this placement is on promoting access to justice and equality before the law for Indigenous people. You will be encouraged to critically reflect on the effect of the law and the delivery of social justice to Indigenous people.

 

Myanmar Clinic | LAWS4301

Offered in partnership with Bridges Across Borders South East Asia Community Legal Education, this course includes a work placement in Myanmar. Gain practical experience in a developing country through the delivery of community legal education sessions delivered to Myanmar law teachers and students. During this course, you will get to see first-hand the legal and social justice issues arising in a country transitioning to democracy.

 

Prison Legal Literacy Clinic | LAWS4304 / LAWS6304

During this course, you will work with other students to deliver interactive legal literacy sessions to a cohort of detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), the only adult prison in the ACT. Topics are chosen by detainees and are as diverse as detainee interests, ranging from parole to family law. You will explore social justice and law reform issues in relation to detainee experiences.

 

Public Interest Law Clinic | LAWS4284 / LAWS6284

During this course, you will undertake a work placement at an ACT community agency. You will gain practical legal skills in public interest law and get to critically consider legal practice approaches and the role of lawyers in relation to individual clients and client groups.

 

Youth Law Clinic | LAWS4267 / LAWS6267

During this course, you will undertake a clinical placement in the Youth Law Centre, a non-profit legal service for ACT youth aged 12–25 years. You will gain hands-on experience in a community legal practice environment, provide legal assistance to young people under the supervision of practising solicitors and explore social justice and law reform issues in relation to youth legal needs in the ACT.

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