Policy Advocacy Practice

Note: This practice area is not currently operating in the Law Clinic

The Policy Advocacy Practice gives students the opportunity to study and undertake solutions to real problem-based legal projects that address economic and social injustices.

Each trimester, students are tasked with a unique policy problem and work in teams to explore and evaluate the limits of law and public policy in an effort to understand the policy origins and influence the policy outcomes.

Students produce real world outputs, including submissions to inquiries, reports, presentation materials and information sheets. In past clinics, students have organised presentations and materials for law week; made submissions to the ALRC on judicial bias, and prepared fact sheets in relation to the Voice referendum.

Students in the Policy Advocacy Practice also support the other practice areas of the Deakin Law Clinic through the development and publication of community legal information in consultation with Clinical Solicitors.

At the completion of the unit, students will gain specialised substantive knowledge concerning policy advocacy methods and develop and hone a range of practical legal skills

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