The students start their day in discussion of general public interest issues, reflecting on the legal implications. This is followed by file work - preparing briefing notes for the clinic supervisor on compliance with QPILCH public interest criteria and the merits of the cases assessed. Students and supervisor then discuss the files.
Over the semester, students and staff prepare lunches over which public interest law issues are discussed, sometimes led by guests including members of the judiciary, barristers, representatives of member firms, Legal Aid Queensland and community legal services.
After lunch, students work in two groups on their projects.
A student leads a seminar on a public interest issue. Before finishing for the day, there is discussion of the status of their files and progress with projects.
The students' work is assessed for credit towards their law degree. File work accounts for 60% of their mark, project work 25% and presenting and participating in the seminar earns the remaining 15%.
Semester 1 2013
- Employment Law
- Power of Attorney
Semester 1, 2012
- Elder Law
- Employment Law
Semester 1, 2011
- Seminar on Social Justice Lawyering for school students
- Privacy Issues
- Clinical Legal Education
- Review of Income Management in Logan
Semester 1, 2010
- Misuse of social networking
Semester 1, 2009
- Cross-jurisdictional analysis of judicial review processes.
Semester 1, 2008
- Preparing a fact sheet on civil litigation time periods
- Preparing a guide on how to calculate time
- Preparing a fact sheet on requesting extensions of limitation periods
Semester 1, 2007
- Completing notices of appeal as an exercise for the Self-Representation Project.
Semester 1, 2006
- Coordination of Civil Law Services
- Update publication on Coroner's jurisdiction
Semester 1, 2005
- Land Law literature review
- Comparative civil law funding schemes
Semester 1, 2004
- Equal Justice for people with Mental Disability (for Queensland Advocacy Incorporated)
- Comparative Immigration Policies (for RAILS)
Semester 2, 2003
- Pro bono referral manual 2
- Immigration law materials
Semester 1, 2003
- Pro bono referral manual 1
- Court & Tribunal fee waiver manual
Semester 2, 2002
- Preparation of materials on the Queensland Coroner's Bill 2000
- Drafting of a model 'no win, no fee' solicitor/client agreement.