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LAW5149 - Advanced professional practice 506

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Semester Two: Malcolm Bennett


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Students may enrol in 1 of 3 clinics as follows:

  1. Sexual Assault Clinic, in conjunction with the SE Centre Against Sexual Assault at Springvale Monash LS (4 places, all trimesters) - legal services to victims of sexual assault;
  2. Human Rights Clinic, in conjunction with the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Holding Redlich, Solicitors (2 places, trimester 2 and 3) - litigation involving human rights dimensions;
  3. Criminal Defence, in conjunction with Rob Starry and Associates (1 place, Trimester 2 and 3) - criminal defence advocacy.


Upon completion of this subject students should

  1. have further developed the personal and communication skills acquired in LAW5216 (Professional practice) to a higher level of sophistication;
  2. have a good understanding of the principles of law in their chosen area;
  3. have an understanding of the practical application of the law in their chosen area;
  4. be able to assess the effectiveness of the law and applicable legal remedies in their chosen area;
  5. have further developed their ability to work jointly with a professional in another discipline;
  6. graduate with highly developed skills and recognised expertise in their chosen field.


Casework at Clinic according to criteria available from coordinator: 80%
Written report: 20%

Contact hours

One 3-hour clinic session per week plus follow up research and casework. In addition to the weekly intake session, students will be required to spend up to 6 hours per week in research, case preparation and consultation with their supervisor.


LAW5216/LAW5120 or, for the family law clinic, placement in either LAW4162 or LAW4163. See for more information and an application form.