Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic
The primary objective of this course is to enable a student to acquire, by way of experiential learning and otherwise, the specialised technical knowledge and professional legal skills in social justice lawyering and public interest lawyering. The course will enable students to develop and practice the specialised technical and legal skills needed for social justice and public interest legal cases including effective written and oral communication with clients, parties and organisations, public interest advocacy, detailed legal research and drafting law reform submissions and research projects.
This course draws upon academic and clinical knowledge, skills, experience and application to render a practical and effective contribution to public interest advocacy and justice. Students are engaged in the supervised preparation and carriage of particular public interest cases or projects such as cases involving possible miscarriage of justice, human rights, and assisting persons seeking asylum protection. Students may also be engaged in ‘street law’ projects undertaken to inform the community as to the means by which they can access and seek justice. From engagement in public interest advocacy students will learn about the law’s techniques, methods and limits in doing justice.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Semester 1 - 2017
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Topics in this course include:
The course will consist of supervised participation and carriage of current public interest cases or projects, the presentation of a seminar and the submission of a research essay which can be used in the public interest case or for a law reform submission.
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.|
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for LAWS6029|