Law on the Beach
Students from the University of Newcastle Legal Centre will offer beachgoers free legal advice this summer as a part of the innovative 'Law on the Beach' program.
The drop-in clinic, held in mid-summer at the Newcastle Beach Surf Life Saving Club, particularly aims to target young people by taking the law to them.
Young people often face difficulties in their schooling, housing and financial support, and unfortunately may not get advice until it's too late.
Law on the Beach also provides a unique opportunity for law students to apply their studies to actual legal practice with real clients. Casually dressed students, supervised by the University's Legal Centre lawyers will provide advice on a range of matters from neighbourhood disputes to debt and family law issues.