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LA4014 - Clinical Legal Studies

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Available to students enrolled in the second last or last year of LLB studies, on application as a quota applies.

This subject allows students to gain insights into and practical experience in community legal practice. Combining an initial intensive workshop, with weekly placements at a community legal service organisation and small group classes, this subject makes the necessary links between theory and the practice of the law. The subject allows students to build upon their practical legal skills (through advice clinics with clients from the service); develop reflective practice skills; participate in law reform and community law projects and develop an understanding of social justice in a community legal context.

Learning Outcomes

  • under close supervision participate in client interviews; evaluate, research and critique possible legal solutions and where required provide follow-up file work and file management;
  • convey information clearly and fluently, in high quality written and oral form appropriate for professional audiences;
  • reflect on the efficacy of the law, legal system and the role of legal practitioners and develop a community legal project;
  • identify, evaluate and action learning opportunities and self-improvements.
Prerequisites: (LA1105) AND (LA1106) AND (LA2017) AND (LA2018) AND (LA2019) AND (LA2020) AND (LA3013)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA4041

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (Intensive workshop over three days (9am-5pm): dates to be advised by College)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore
Lecturer: Professor Stephen Graw.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours on-campus > Lectures - Small group classes
  • 0 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars - Intensive workshop over three days (9am - 5pm)
  • 0 hours - Final presentation
  • 0 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: client interviewing, problem solving and legal practical skills (40%); reflective journal (30%); final project (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Intensive workshop over three days (9am-5pm): dates to be advised by College)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours on-campus > Lectures - Small group classes
  • 0 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars - Intensive workshop over three days (9am - 5pm)
  • 0 hours - Final presentation
  • 0 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: client interviewing, problem solving and legal practical skills (40%); reflective journal (30%); final project (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.