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LAW3478 Law Clinic

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite: (LAW1121 or LAW5121) and (LAW2223 or LAW5223) and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or DJUR


This course is aimed at providing students with clinical experience working within a legal practice in a Community Legal Centre. The ability to work within the legal community and amongst peers will aid students in analysing and interpreting theories, strategies, knowledge, and skills developed while working in a practical legal setting. Students will gain insights into society and community expectations, which can be applied alongside the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom environment. This is an elective course in the Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor course.

This course is designed to build the foundation for practical decision-making that combines an understanding of the law and its application to client problems, with current societal needs through working within a Community Legal Centre (CLC). Working in a CLC, students will assist the most disadvantaged clients in the community. They will be challenged with addressing a range of legal issues and may often be the last legal option for clients where other avenues for assistance have been exhausted.

Students will be rostered in the Law Clinic at the appointed clinic times and deal directly with the clients under the supervision of the CLC supervising lawyer and the Law Clinic Director. Students will conduct client interviews, identify facts, legal issues, legal options, and prepare legal advice, legal letters and legal documentation as required and under supervision. The course contributes to student employability by providing practical legal experience and identifies USQ students as valuable assets to future employers.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Date printed 27 January 2023