Places are subject to a quota. In granting places, the following factors are taken into account (these factors are not set out in order of importance):
Students' results in previous units. Generally, places will only be given to high performing students.
How close the student is to completing their degree. Preference is given to students who would be completing Professional Practice (JD) towards the end of their degree.
How many hours of paid work the student is doing. If a student is doing more than 20 hours per week of paid work, then it normally they would not be accepted into the unit. Students may be contacted to discuss this further regarding flexibility.
How many other units would be taken with Professional Practice (JD). If the student is doing more than three other units as well as Professional Practice (JD), they would normally not be accepted into the unit. It may be necessary to look at enrolments in more than one trimester if the clinical period overlaps two trimesters.
If a student speaks languages other than English.
If a student has had relevant community sector experience.
The Convenor of Legal Practice Programs makes the ultimate decision of whether a student is offered a place in the program, subject to the above factors and his/her discretion.