Faculty of Law

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton Summer semester A to Semester one 2013 (Day)
Clayton Trimester 2 2013 (Day)
Clayton Trimester 3 2013 (Day)


Students may enrol in 1 of the following clinics:

  1. Sexual Assault Clinic, in conjunction with the SE Centre Against Sexual Assault at Springvale Monash LS (4 places, all clinical periods) - 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, Clinical Periods 2 and 3) - litigation involving human rights dimensions
  3. Criminal Defence, in conjunction with Rob Starry and Associates (1 place, Clinical Periods 2 and 3) - criminal defence advocacy
  4. Commercial Law Clinic in conjunction with Moores Legal, Solicitors, Box Hill (1 place - Clinical Period 3 only) - commercial legal work for 'not-for-profit' organisations.


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Faye Gertner (Summer Semester)
Mr Ross Hyams (First Semester)
Professor Adrian Evans (Second Semester)

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.


All of LAW1101 and LAW1104; LAW2101 and LAW2102; LAW2201 and LAW2202; LAW3301 and LAW3302.

In addition students intending to undertake the Sexual Assault Clinic and Commercial Law Clinic must have completed LAW5216. In other clinics preference for a placement will be given to students who have completed this unit.

Please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/cle.html for an application form and more information.