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Clinical legal education gives students the opportunity to put their legal skills into practice and build confidence in carrying out professional activities. Under the supervision of experienced legal practitioners, students will meet with and prepare advice and information for eligible small businesses. Students will critically reflect on their roles and responsibilities as future members of the legal profession.


Enrolment in the Legal Clinic elective unit (LAWS3005) is by application.

There are certain prerequisites for you to be eligible to apply. Ideally, you will have completed Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Corporate Law. There is some flexibility in this, and we may be able to make some exceptions. Please contact the Law Clinic Manager to discuss your individual study plan.

In 2017, LAWS3005 will be offered in Semester 1 and again in Semester 2. Enrolment will be limited to 14 students in each Semester.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the application form below and provide all requested documents. Please submit your application by Monday 10 July 2017. Contact the Clinic Manager if you have any queries about applying.

Learning Outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes are:

  • Undertake directed legal research on specific matters and analyse and evaluate the results of that research
  • Engage professionally & appropriately with clients
  • Make and communicate recommendations clearly & effectively, both orally and in writing

Class attendance

Students will be required to attend:

  • A 2-day induction and training workshop, where you will learn about Clinic procedures including how to use the client database
  • 1 weekly rostered day (9am to 1pm) at the Clinic to meet with clients, manage files and carry out other responsibilities
  • 1 weekly seminar (2pm to 4pm, Wednesdays) to discuss experiences regarding legal professional practice


Grading for the unit is Pass/Fail and is determined on the basis of the following components:

  • File management (25%)
  • Client interview (25%)
  • Research report (25%)
  • Written advice (25%)

Enrolment Application

Your details
Induction week and seminars

You must be available to attend ALL of the following classes:
Induction Training (9am to 4pm)*

  • Thursday 17 August 2017
  • Friday 18 August 2017

*Note: these dates do not conflict with the draft Ghent exam timetable.

Seminars (2pm to 4pm)
Wednesdays during Semester

Clinic rostered day

You must be available to attend 1 regular rostered day during Semester for client interviews, Clinic work and meetings with your supervisor. Please indicate your availability in order of preference.
Time (9am to 1pm)

Expression of interest

Student Acknowledgement

I have completed Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Corporate Law (or have received an exemption)
I have completed, or will be concurrently enrolled in, Trusts Law
I can attend the Induction Week, Seminars and at least 1 Clinic Rostered Day during Semester