University of Queensland Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic

Information about the HPLC Student Clinic

Since 2006, LawRight and the University of Queensland have coordinated the HPLC Student Clinic, which is a clinical legal education subject. The HPLC Student Clinic allows students to participate in, and support, the work of the Outreach Legal Clinics, including the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic (HPLC).

In each university semester, 6 law students participate in the subject, which comprises two major activities:

  • Working with volunteer lawyers from private law firms to assist in the provision of legal assistance to people experiencing homelessness or related forms of disadvantage and marginalisation. Over 6 weeks, students are placed with a firm, attend one of the Outreach Legal Clinics and participate in casework and other tasks to assist clients to resolve their legal issues; and 
  • Contributing to the HPLC's legal research and advocacy work. Students spend 6 weeks in the LawRight office under the supervision of HPLC staff, and are involved in research and law reform projects. 

Students interested in participating in this subject can find more information on the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law's website.

Acknowledgements

LawRight and the University of Queensland acknowledge and thank the participating Outreach Legal Clinics law firms that host law students through our clinical legal education subject.

 

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