School Of Law

Clinical Legal Placement (Juris Doctor)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 201064.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Michael Brogan

201051 Torts Law (Juris Doctor) AND 201047 Criminal Law (Juris Doctor) AND 201048 Contracts (Juris Doctor) AND 201049 Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics (Juris Doctor)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a Postgraduate course. This unit is not available for self-select enrolment. Due to its popularity intake in the unit will be restricted to expressions of interest. GPA and progression in course will be considered. Students must have successfully completed 80 credit points of Juris Doctor core units, including the four prerequisite units before enrolling in this unit.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Clinical Legal Placement allows students to attend the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) or a community legal centre for ten (10) days. This unit provides students with an invaluable opportunity to use and reflect on their study of law in an interactive, legal service environment and real-life experience. Under the supervision of a legal practitioner students will work on advice, casework, policy or project work, as required by the PCJC or relevant centre. Students will examine the practical application of the law and the interaction of law, facts, policy and ethical issues. Students will be exposed to a system of self-analysis and self-criticism. Students are required to attend every day, record and reflect on their own experiences, and submit several short papers of various kinds. (Places are limited and enrolment is based on merit with progression status also considered).

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students will need a criminal record check and consent declaration if working with minors during their placement.

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