New practical work guarantee for Monash Law students

From 2018, Monash Law Faculty will be offering a guaranteed professional work placement for all students who wish to incorporate a practical component credited towards their Monash Law degree. 

In a time of rapid technological and cultural change in the legal world, it is more important than ever for young lawyers to feel empowered as they enter the profession.

To this end, we are proud to announce an exciting new era for learning and teaching at Monash Law Faculty. The positive impact of this initiative will be felt by Monash Law students, graduates and their future employers.

Monash Law is the pioneer of clinical legal education in Australia. We have the longest running clinical legal education program in the country, dating back to 1973.

This program is not only beneficial to students but also plays an essential role in our community. Social disadvantage and financial hardship should not be a barrier to adequate legal advice. 

Monash Oakleigh Legal Service (MOLS) and Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) provide access to the legal system to those who need it most.

Additionally, we understand how vital practical legal experience is to our students and their future employers.

With this in mind, from 2018 we will be expanding the benefits of our current program to cater to all students who wish to incorporate a practical component into their Monash Law degree.

We are engaging in meaningful conversations and new partnerships to develop professional and intensive experiences with quality supervision for all students involved.

The new offerings will provide a diversified and engaging student experience which facilitates the learning of important skills such as interviewing, negotiation and influencing, advocacy and professional ethics.

In the months to come, we look forward to announcing more about this exciting process of taking what we’ve learnt from our four decades of pioneering work in this field and applying it to enhancing the Monash Law experience.

Learn more about Monash Law's pioneering work in clinical legal education.

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