Faculty of Law

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton Summer semester A to Semester one 2015 (Day)
Clayton Trimester 2 2015 (Day)
Clayton Trimester 3 2015 (Day)

Quota applies

The number of places available in this unit is 40


Participation at a legal service which endeavours to meet the needs of its community. Students learn a range of practical legal skills and develop professional commitment and ethical standards. The unit adds a social justice dimension to academic training by creating an opportunity for students to participate in a work integrated learning environment, enabling them to assess the adequacy of law and legal processes in context.


Students completing this unit will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate legal research skills and professional judgement in order to generate appropriate and practical responses to real legal problems.
  2. Demonstrate integrated practical application of legal knowledge to solving a diverse range of legal problems.
  3. Communicate effectively (bothy orally and in writing) with a diverse range of participants involved in the justice system.
  4. Demonstrate practical lawyering skills of interviewing, counselling, negotiation, advocacy and drafting
  5. Reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance by having developed skills involving self-reflection and self-management, collaboration and teamwork
  6. Recognise and appropriately respond to issues of professional responsibility and professional ethics.


Legal service work: 80%
Community Engagement: 20%
Ungraded requirement: Completion of a reflective journal entry every two weeks throughout the clinical period.
An ungraded SFR (Satisfied Faculty Requirements) for the reflective journal is required to obtain a pass in this unit.

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcome for this unit is one half-day Legal Service session per week for 17 weeks (including non-teaching period) plus one and a half days per week client follow-up and one 2-hour seminar for 10 weeks. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, client interviewing and advice sessions, supervision and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2101; LAW2102; LAW2112; LAW2111

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2100 OR LAW2101 and LAW2102; LAW2200 OR LAW2201 and LAW2202; LAW3300 or LAW3301 and LAW3302. Please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/cle.html for an application form and more information


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW3111; LAW3112