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Unit of study_

Law and Social Justice Clinic - LAWS5131

Year - 2020

In this unit of study students are afforded the opportunity to work the equivalent of one day per week during the semester in a 'public interest' placement site. In addition, students attend weekly seminars which are designed to promote discussion and reflection on a range of issues that may arise during the course of the placement as well as seminar presentations on matters relevant to public interest externships. The unit has a public interest focus which is reflected in the selection of placement sites. At the end of the unit students should have: * acquired a better sense of the professional and personal responsibilities associated with the practice of law; * developed an appreciation that the law is a people profession; * observed and participated in a high level of problem solving flowing from real case files (where appropriate); * been introduced to the basic inter-personal skills involved in the practice of law; * interacted with legal professionals in a flexible learning environment; * been introduced to aspects of the practice of law such as legal writing, advocacy and time management; and * developed the character and habits of a reflective practitioner.

10 x 2hr seminars/semester

Class attendance and participation (20%) and site performance (20%) and 3000wd essay (40%). Also requires satisfactory attendance at placement and maintenance of a reflective journal 20%)

Additional information
Enrolment in this unit is by special application. Enrolment is restricted to students in their final year of study.


LAWS3025 or LAWS3431


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Irene Baghoomians
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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