Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Torts; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Dispute Resolution; or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject will introduce students to how law is used and practiced in the public interest and seeks to build the knowledge and competencies required of students who wish to work in this area. The seminars are based around 3 broad themes: (1) the relationship between the public interest and lawyering; (2) the various models available for the delivery of public interest lawyering services and their underlying theories such as a rights based approach to service delivery and (3) public interest lawyering skills and strategies such as communicating with clients, interviewing skills, general advocacy skills, submission writing and litigation in both domestic and international forums. Students will have the opportunity to interact with and to learn from a variety of lawyers and advocates who practice in the public interest arena. This subject will have an enrolment cap of 24 students
Enrolment will be limited to a maximum of 24 students to:
Students will be required to complete a written application for admission to this subject. The application will address the following criteria:
Interviews may also be conducted. Students who are closest to the completion of their degree will be given priority for admission to the subject. The subject will be available to all Melbourne Law School Students.
At the end of this subject, students should be able to:
*Students should confirm with the subject coordinator if they are writing the 4,000- or 5,000-word piece to ensure that it is noted as a Substantial Piece of Legal Writing for honours purposes where applicable.
*The coordinator will provide students with the option of undertaking a range of styles of legal writing relevant to public interest lawyering which require engagement and consultation with the broader community and public interest practitioners on contemporary issues. The writing styles will include:
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Printed materials will be available from the Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following additional specific skills:
This subject has a quota of 24. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information.
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