Hundreds of law students support LawRight's pro bono work by volunteering or participating in a student clinic
Volunteers are normally senior law students and contribute 1 day a week for a semester. We recruit as needed and before a new semester starts. If you're interested in volunteering, please follow us on social media or check our home page for details.
Student clinics are organised through the university. Read below or contact your university for more information.
Universities partner with LawRight to support our pro bono services. Students receive guidance from experienced practitioners as they help deliver pro bono work.
The student clinics help to instil the importance of pro bono in the next generation of lawyers.
Each clinic operates one day per week over the university semester.
University of Queensland
- University of Queensland Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic » - a clinical legal education subject coordinated by the HPLC, which involves student placements with LawRight and private law firms, focussing on client casework and research. (2 semesters per year)
- University of Queensland Mental Health Law Clinic » - a joint project of LawRight and the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, which commenced in semester 2 of 2009. The MHLC provides advice, assistance and outreach services in mental health law and legal issues affecting people with mental illness. (2 semesters per year)
- University of Queensland A2J & Innovation Clinic » - Through this clinic students will investigate the opportunities and barriers that digital innovation offers for access to justice. (2 semesters per year)
Queensland University of Technology
- Mental Health Law Practice Clinic » - (3 semesters per year)
- Bond University Litigation clinic » - A Bond Law School clinic of 6 students who conduct casework for the LawRight Self Representation Service. (Semester 3 each year)
- Griffith University Social Justice Lawyering Clinic » - a clinic of senior law students who undertake initial research and assessment of applications with the Pro Bono Connect Service for public interest referrals. Students also assist with LawRight projects. (Semester 1 each year)
A combined effort
(UQ Law, QUT Social Work & Griffith Medical)
- Mater HALC » The clinic commenced in Semester 1, 2016 at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane. It is a partnership involving the Mater Hospital, UQ law school, UQ SW and UQ medical school. Students provide advice and assistance to patients in a variety of areas, including guardianship law, advanced care planning, enduring powers of attorney and care issues for people with a disability.
Some universities offer an internship or practical placement course. If you would like to do an internship at LawRight, speak to your course coordinator about whether your university offers such a course. We prefer that interns work one day per week for a semester.