School Of Law

First Nations Peoples' Access to Justice ClinicWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 201098.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

200020 Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics AND 200010 Criminal Law

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have passed 180 credit points of law units. This unit is not available for self-select enrolment. In-take will be by EOI to ensure students are aware of the cultural competencies expected and required to undertake the unit.

About this Unit
In the First Nations Peoples’ Access to Justice Clinic you will gain real life lawyering experience, working under the supervision of the Clinic solicitor one day a week for the semester. You will work collaboratively with students from other disciplines on advice, casework, policy or project work shaped by community stakeholders and you will critically reflect on the role of law, and of lawyers, in advancing social justice for First Nations Peoples. You will work with individual clients on their legal and non legal issues to provide assistance to resolve these issues. You will consolidate your existing legal knowledge, learn new areas of law, develop key professional and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in inter-disciplinary collaborative teams. You will gain an understanding of your ethical and professional responsibilities as a lawyer in legal practice. You will learn practical legal skills through the seminar program and assessment items as well as your participation in direct legal service delivery. As a condition of enrolment, students must be available to attend a twelve day placement.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students will need a Working With Children Check consent declaration if working with minors during their placement.

2743.12Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT

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