The course aims include to:
• Guide and support students in identifying, developing and applying practical legal skills in public interest law.
• Develop students' critical understanding of legal practice approaches, the role of lawyers in relation to individual and group clients.
• Contextualise the study of law and student learning in the wide range of other law courses.
• Encourage, promote and validate student aspirations to promote access to justice and equality before the law specifically in relation to disadvantaged people and communities.
• Encourage students to critically consider the effect of the law and its ability:
a) to deliver public interest outcomes and
b) to provide adequate recourse for individuals and the community to be heard on public interest issues.
The course provides clinical placement at various ACT community agencies in the ACT for between 10-12 students each semester. Attendance requirements include an orientation workshop, onsite participation at the agency one day a week, participation in weekly tutorials (reviewing relevant substantive areas of law and legal and social justice issues) and marked assessment pieces.
Assessment requirements: onsite assessment, tutorial participation and preparation & presentation of a written project or seminar/forum.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9923||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|