Open Justice Project

Open Justice Project

Introducing the Open Justice Project, a collaboration between the Victorian Bar and Monash Law.

The project enables later year LLB and JD students from Monash Law to assist barristers at the Victorian Bar in pro bono matters.

The Open Justice Project is the latest addition to Monash Law's clinical legal education program.

The Patron of the Open Justice Project, The Hon Chris Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal (above, second from left), says the initiative is the latest example of Monash's pioneering legal education style.

"It's a well thought out program and it's a privilege to be a part of it," says Mr Maxwell. "We're still stuck in a text book based model of education and it's not good enough. The balance of theoretical work and practical experience needs to change and Monash is leading the way. This project is a fitting companion to the Bar's pro bono work which is second to none in this country."

Professor Bryan Horrigan, Dean of Monash Law says the benefits of the project are widespread.

"It is so wonderful to collaborate with the Victorian Bar on this program. Our students can do something that makes a difference in people's lives and is a tremendous benefit to our students, to the people they help and a benefit to the courts. This program matters to the community and to access to justice and as Dean, I'm very proud to be part of it."

This is another exciting opportunity to add to Monash Law's already impressive list of placements within the flagship Clinical Legal Education program.

Learn more about the Open Justice Project.

Learn more about Monash Law's Clinical Legal Education program.