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New Courses

New Courses in 2017

Each year UNSW Law introduces new  and innovative courses to ensure the courses we offer are relevant and innovative for our Law students. The following new courses will be introduced in 2017.

Enrolment for Semester 1  will commerce in October.

These courses are also available as a Single Course Enrolment (non-award study) or to students enrolled in other universities via Cross Institutional Study. Please visit the Cross-Institutional and Non Award study website for further information. 

Summer Term 2016/2017

Refugee Law in Practice: Refugee Advice and Casework Service Clinic

The RACS Clinic is an experiential learning program in which students gain practical experience in refugee law practice, while critically reflecting on best practice legal service delivery methods.

Attending the clinic through attendance at RACS, students have significant responsibility working for, or in collaboration with, individual clients, under RACS’ supervision. The clinic’s casework and projects involve speaking with and directly assisting RACS’ clients under supervision. Students will be interacting with RACS volunteers including barristers, lawyers and volunteer interpreters.

The clinic’s partners include our community partners including the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown, Auburn Community Centre, Settlement Services Parramatta. Attendance with RACS two days per week students will be expected to see RACS clients at these outreach locations and also to attend our Randwick office totaling two days each week.

Available to students enrolled in the dual law programs.

Semester 1 2017

Drug Law and Policy

"Drug Law and Policy" is a multi-disciplinary course examining Australian and international drug laws and policies, drawing on a wide range of historical, socio-legal, political and criminological research.  There is an emphasis on current research findings. Part one focuses on the historical process of criminalisation of drugs, with specific focus on the role played by the United States and the United Nations in the prohibition movement. Part two examines the consequences of drug prohibition with a focus on social justice issues. Part three then examines harm reduction policies, law reform and alternative approaches to criminalisation.

Available to students enrolled in the dual law programs and the Juris Doctor program.


Semester 2 2017

LAWS3196/JURD7596 Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice.

This 6 UOC course will take place in S2, 2017.

UNSW Law has teamed with law firm Gilbert + Tobin and software company Neota Logic to introduce a new course that will provide UNSW Law students with practical experience in using state-of-the-art legal technology. Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice will be offered in Semester 2 2017 as an elective for undergraduate and Juris Doctor students.

For more information please see here.

Course Description

This course will teach students how to design legal information systems, integrating expert systems, hypertext, text retrieval and other technologies, for use in generating legal documents from precedents and assisting users to navigate solutions to legal problems. After learning the necessary skills, students will work in small groups, in partnership with a not-for-profit centre or organisation, to design and build a Legal information system.

Please see here for course information.


How to Apply

Please read the information sheet carefully and complete online the Application Form. This form is only available during the application period.