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The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

Liz Curran 1st May 2018

In February 2017, I was invited to be an ‘expert adviser’ for the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) ‘Justice Project’. I was initially reticent.  Senate Inquiries (2004; 2009; 2015), reviews, a survey in Australia of the overloaded Legal Assistance Sector (Allen’s Review 2011; 2012 Australia-wide Law Survey; Productivity Commission 2016; Victorian Justice Department 2017) saw […]

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The future of law clinics: Part 2 – The Law Clinic in the University

John Fitzpatrick 11th March 2018

Earlier, I wrote about the role of law clinics as agents of social justice in a democracy. In this post, I will consider the institutional context in which law clinics operate. Universities have supported law clinics, amongst other reasons, because they enrich the academic study of law, allow students to gain vocationally relevant experience and […]

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