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Legal clinic (8 points)


Leader: Professor S Campbell

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Off-campus)

Synopsis: Under the supervision of qualified practitioner-teachers, students will take responsibility for handling clients' legal problems at Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service and Springvale Legal Service. They will open files and run cases in the manner of a law firm, and appear in court in appropriate circumstances. The practice fields most commonly arising in the legal work undertaken at these community legal centres relate to criminal charges, family disputes and a wide range of civil matters.Experience in the 'live' clinic is recognised as being especially effective as the best environment for developing awareness and use of learning strategies, personal values and professional ethics.

Assessment: Students will be assessed continuously on their written work on behalf of clients at legal services. Feedback will be provided on each piece of drafting submitted. Students will also be assessed on interviewing and negotiating skills and on oral presentations as they occur. Summative assessment will be offered mid-term and at the conclusion of the subject: 100%. Assessed according to the grades "Merit", "Pass", or "Fail".

Contact Hours: 7 hours per week for 20 weeks

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