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Family Law Clinic (LLB386)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is a clinical legal education unit which allows students to put their legal knowledge into practice within an active community-based family law practice. Students will interview clients, research and formulate advice and assist the client in mediation and other legal processes all under the close supervision of our family law practitioners.
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 hour seminars for 4 weeks
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is through actual hands-on practice. Under the supervision of our solicitors you will participate in the legal practice; interview clients, undertake research, formulate advice and progress your client's legal matters. In this unit you learn by doing, within a structured and supportive framework of supervision and reflection.
Other Learning Experiences 1 full day attendance at the Law Clinic and otherwise as required.
Contact times will vary: contact Unit Coordinator for further information.
Assessment You will receive continual and cumulative feedback on all your work in the clinic. You will be assessed against criteria regarding your work within the legal practice and also on your ability to reflect on your experiences. This feedback will be both oral through debriefs and case conferences, as well as written in the form of corrected work and an assessment grid.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB; and LLB308 Introduction to Legal Practice, or BJU200 (2018 onwards), or LLB318 Legal Practice: An Introduction
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW386 Family Law Clinic may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students need to complete an Expression of Interest to apply for enrolment in this unit. For more information please contact the School of Law office.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Kirsty Fentiman
Lecturer Clinical Legal Education

Murdoch Campus
t: Silent
e: K.Fentiman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.027 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Ms Kirsty Fentiman
Lecturer Clinical Legal Education

Murdoch Campus
t: Silent
e: K.Fentiman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.027 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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