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Advanced professional practice 506 ( 6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Associate Professor Adrian Evans

Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Clayton SA-02 2006 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: Students may enrol in 1 of 4 clinics as follows: (1)Family Law Assistance Programme (FLAP) at Monash-Oakleigh LS (10 places, all semesters)- family litigation in property and children's services; (2)Sexual Assault Clinic, in conjunction with the SE Centre Against Sexual Assault at Springvale Monash LS (4 places, all semesters)- legal services to victims of sexual assault; (3)Human Rights Clinic, in conjunction with the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Holding Redlich, Solicitors (2 places, semester 1 and 2) - litigation involving human rights dimensions, (4)Cancer Control Clinic, with VicHealth/Cancer Council (1 place, Semesters 1 & 2) policy development and advocacy in cancer control.

Objectives: Upon completion of this subject students should (a) have further developed the personal and communication skills acquired in LAW5216 (Professional practice) to a higher level of sophistication; (b) have a good understanding of the principles of law in their chosen area; (c) have an understanding of the practical application of the law in their chosen area; (d) be able to assess the effectiveness of the law and applicable legal remedies in their chosen area; (e) have further developed their ability to work jointly with a professional in another discipline; (f) graduate with highly developed skills and recognised expertise in their chosen field.

Assessment: 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

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