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Kingsford Legal Centre clinics

Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) is an award winning community legal centre which is part of UNSW Law and housed within the Law Building. The Centre provides a clinical teaching environment for law students who work with centre lawyers to provide free legal assistance to the local community.

KLC provides legal advice across a variety of matters, taking on cases in areas such as domestic violence, discrimination, housing, wills and estates, employment, debt, criminal law and victims compensation. Cases are taken on by the centre for clients who cannot afford a private solicitor and where there is no other source of assistance or where the centre has a particular expertise (for instance in discrimination matters).

What does the KLC clinic involve?

Students attend KLC for up to two full days a week.

Students are given responsibility for running legal files under the supervision of a staff solicitor and will be involved in drafting letters, undertaking legal research, interviewing clients, drafting affidavits, statutory declarations, court documents, letters of advice and attending courts with solicitors and Counsel. Students are encouraged to use their initiative to develop proposals for action to be taken in conjunction with the responsible solicitor. Students are responsible for responding to public enquiries and providing effective referrals to other sources of legal and non-legal assistance. READ MORE

When does the clinic run?

Students can complete a clinical course at Kingsford Legal Centre in Semester 1 or Semester 2 of each year, and there is an application period before each intake which is advertised to students via email.

How do I apply?

Round 2 - Semester 1 2018 applications will open on Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 10am and will close at 9am on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Application Form

 

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