UNLC Community Engagement Activities
Law on the Beach
A free legal advice clinic staffed by professional program students and UNLC lawyers set in a relaxed setting at Newcastle Surf Club is held during January/February each year. The clinics are specifically directed towards young people, but are also available to members of the community who are disadvantaged in dealing with the legal system and would not otherwise be able to afford private legal services.
Public Interest Environmental Law Clinic
A clinic staffed by an Environmental Law Lecturer and students studying environmental law offering free legal advice to members of the community in matters of public interest environmental law.
Morning Advice Clinics
Each Wednesday morning during university semesters professional program students and UNLC lawyers interview and advise members of the community who are disadvantaged in dealing with the legal system and who would not otherwise be able to afford private legal services. The clinics are 'drop in', where clients can obtain free legal advice and assistance.
Evening Advice Clinics
Law students and lawyers from private law firms volunteer their time to assist members of the community seeking legal advice and assistance. The clinics are held on Wednesday evenings during university semesters by appointment.
Legal Seminars for International Students
Each semester law students prepare and present a seminar to international students about Australian law. Information on relevant topics such as tenancy, consumer rights, traffic offences and dealing with the Police are areas covered in these presentations.
Law students and UNLC Lawyers undertake casework for clients in many areas of law. The UNLC undertakes cases in the public interest: www.newcastle.edu.au/school/law/unlc/cases.html
During Law Week each year a street side stall is staffed by professional program students to promote the UNLC's legal services to the community.