This placement is established in conjunction with the Castan Centre for Human Rights. Students are required to attend Holding Redlich, where they undertake a range of tasks associated with litigation involving human rights in the broadest sense – everything from compensation for workplace injuries and discrimination to assisting asylum seekers and elderly victims of fraud and predatory lending. Students with an interest in human rights are likely to be attracted to this placement.
Immediate casework supervision is provided by the law firm, with academic coordination by a member of staff. Activities may include:
- Attendance at client interviews;
- Attendance at meetings with clients and barristers;
- Attendance and preparation for mediations;
- Attendance and support at Court;
- Undertaking detailed legal research in support of legal practitioners preparing cases;
- Other administrative duties as directed.