Monash Law Clinics and Social Security Rights Victoria are partnering to offer a new clinic in the area of social security rights.
Law students participating in the Social Security Advocacy Clinic will learn to use their legal skills to address the use of the law to promote effective economic justice. The Clinic is a special opportunity for Monash Law students to work with experienced social security lawyers on casework for SSRV Clients.
Under the close supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, students will learn about social security law and service delivery. Students will have the opportunity to consider ways to work on policy projects as identified by SSRV to support social justice and foster government accountability.
For its pilot offering, this clinic will operate onsite or remotely, depending on COVID restrictions in place at the time, drawing on the systems and infrastructure of Monash Law Clinics and SSRV. Students will work as a group one day per week for 12 weeks and will also engage in follow-up work each week.