• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course aims include to:
• Encourage, promote and validate student aspirations to promote access to justice and equality before the law specifically in relation to Indigenous people,
• Encourage students to critically consider the effect of the law and is delivery of social justice to Indigenous people.

The course provides clinical placement at the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) for 10 students each semester. Attendance requirements include an orientation workshop, onsite participation as a pair on one day a week, participation in weekly tutorials (reviewing relevant substantive areas of law and legal and social issues relating to Indigenous legal 'issues', Indigenous 'perspectives' and Indigenous 'knowledge'.) Assessment requirements: onsite assessment, tutorial participation and preparation & presentation of a written project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Identify, plan, manage and execute a substantive and original written research project addressing a complex problem, and do so independently, and to a high professional standard appropriate to the professional setting.
  2. Demonstrate persuasive and inclusive written and oral communications skills appropriate to specialist and non-specialist audiences, and a given professional setting.
  3. Integrate and apply multiple areas of legal knowledge, skills and professional values gained throughout the JD program.
  4. Recognise and apply JD graduate attributes such as, but not limited to: an extended understanding of recent developments in law and its practice; high level research skills; high level conceptualisation; the ability to generate and evaluate complex ideas; legal technical and communication skills; a reflective and ethical approach, and high level personal autonomy and accountability.
  5. Reflect on and review key elements of a growing professional and ethical identity by, for example, naming and debating specific interests, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and career motivations and aspirations.
  6. Describe and critique how advanced knowledge and skills acquired through the study of law relate to a legal practice setting, assisting individual clients and working for social justice.
  7. Recognise and apply improved practical legal skills particularly relating to work routines, professional conduct rules, ethical practice, communication with a variety of audiences, interviewing, writing, and legal research principles and methods.
  8. Summarise and apply an advanced and coherent body of substantive legal knowledge about Indigenous justice.
  9. Describe and distinguish a variety of social issues of justice, power and disadvantage for Indigenous people, and to critically analyse entrenched issues of injustice in the legal system.
  10. Describe and critique a range of legal practice approaches having regard to the legal needs of individual clients.
  11. Analyse the predicament of individual clients having regard to the operation of the law and the legal system.
  12. Describe and critically assess a range of strategies to improve justice / social justice outcomes.
  13. Identify concrete and achievable ways in which they can promote access to justice and equality before the law.

Other Information

Entry into this course is through an application process, advertised through the Wattle JD program page

Indicative Assessment

  1. On-site participation, learning and performance (40%) (40) [LO null]
  2. Seminar participation (10%) (10) [LO null]
  3. Research project of 2,500 words (50%) (50) [LO null]

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Workload

Two day orientation workshop at the beginning of semester, one day per week on-site (including through the mid-semester break)

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses. An application process exists for this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4278 Indigenous Community Clinic.

You will need to contact the ANU Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Fees

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:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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