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Access to Justice Placement Program - LAWS538

This unit involves attendance at clinical placements and internships. They include:
1.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
2. Western Sydney Community Legal Centre – 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. (weekly s1 and 2)
3. WSCLC Family Law Placement – students learn about family relationships law and practice in a community legal centre setting.
4. Aboriginal Legal Service – students undertake a paralegal placement at an Aboriginal Legal Service office in regional NSW.

Entry to this unit is by application. Opportunities are advertised by the convenor by email in November for the session 1 following year, and in May for session 2.

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 (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Ms Debra Ronan

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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