APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 CLINICS
Open: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Close: Thursday 31 October 2019
To be eligible to enrol in a clinical course you must:
- Be a current ANU Bachelor of Laws LLB(Hons) or Juris Doctor (JD) student
- Meet the course pre-requisites for the clinic you wish to undertake
- Submit an application.
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.
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.
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.
We will not be offering LAWS4278/6278 Indigenous Law Clinic in 2020
During this course you will gain an experience of the practical application of International Law in the work of Government agencies and NGO's which are active on International Law issues. The International Law Clinic applies your knowledge of international law and drafting and research skills to projects which assist the work of outside organisations in Government and the NGO community.
During this course you will undertake a clinical placement at the KCLS-ANU Hotdesk at the ANU Law School providing paralegal support and research assistance for the Kimberley Community Legal Service (KCLS) in Western Australia. You will gain an understanding of the civil justice needs of the Aboriginal peoples of the Kimberley and have the opportunity to contribute to the achievement of justice outcomes. The course considers the legacies of colonisation and strategies for Indigenous empowerment and Australian nation building.
Legal Education for True Justice: Indigenous Perspectives and Deep Listening on Country | LAWS4307 / LAWS6307
During this course you will travel to the Northern Territory to participate in an on-country intensive delivered through a collaboration between the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) and the ANU College of Law. Launched at the National Indigenous Legal Conference in Darwin in August 2019, the course will give you an opportunity to engage in deep listening, to hear and respond to Indigenous voices and to engage with Indigenous world views and experiences of settler-colonialism as a foundation for moving towards true justice.
Applications open early Semester 1 2020.
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.
For more information on the clinic dates and the application process, please refer to International Course Opportunities
Applications for Myanmar Law Clinic 2020 are closed
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.
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.
We will not be offering LAWS4284/6284 Public Interest Clinic in 2020.
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.