Land and Environment Court Clinic | Law

Land and Environment Court Clinic

Land and Environment Court Clinic

The Land and Environment Court Clinic is an experiential learning program. In this 6 units of credit (uoc) course, students will put their legal skills and knowledge to use and gain practical experience of the law in action. At the same time they will be critically analysing the effect of law and legal policy on members of the community and the environment in a court setting. 

What does the clinic involve?

The Land and Environment Court of NSW was the world’s first specialist environmental court established as a superior court of record. The Court has wide civil, criminal and administrative jurisdiction, and has been influential well beyond NSW in its efforts to increase access to justice (eg introducing on site hearings) and in its development of the law (eg on climate change).

Students will spend 1 day (7 hours-9am to 5pm) at the Land and Environment Court each week for 12 weeks. Students will begin the course with lectures at UNSW and an induction at the Court. Students will also attend fortnightly seminars at UNSW.

When does the clinic run?

The Land and Environment Court Clinic runs in Semester 1, with applications opening mid-semester the session before the clinic commences. 

How do I apply?

Applicants need to have a working knowledge of the Australian legal system and have met the pre-requisites outlined on the UNSW Handbook: Undergraduate students - LAWS3302 / Juris Doctor (JD) students - JURD7502

Please apply via the application form below:

For more information about this clinic, please contact the course convenor, Amelia Thorpe