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Access to Justice Placement Program - LAWS538

This unit involves attendance at clinical placements and internships. There are three distinct clinical placement programs:
Public Interest Advocacy Centre – students learn the strategies and issues in advocating for the public interest, and explore strategies to achieve legal change. The program involves time at PIAC, and with the pro bono section of a law firm and a law-related agency.
Macquarie Legal Centre (MLC) – students participate in community legal centre practice, study and reflect on access to justice issues, the operation of law in society, and the roles lawyers play.
MLC Family Law Placement – students participate in community legal centre practice, focusing on family relationships law and practice.
Entry to this unit is by application. Applications open in November for the following year. Placement opportunities at other organisations may arise during the year, and are advertised via email by the convenor.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External ((with on-campus sessions))

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Ms Tatiana Lozano

30cp in LAW or LAWS and permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW438, LAW488
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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