Law on the Beach

Law on the Beach is a free legal advice clinic held in the relaxed setting of Merewether Surf Club each January and February.

Staffed by Newcastle law students and Legal Centre lawyers, the clinics make seeking legal advice more approachable, particularly for young people.

The clinics run on a ‘drop-in’ basis, so no appointment is necessary. We do however appreciate clients telephoning our office on PH 4921 8666 to advise of their intention to attend.

Director of UNLC Shaun McCarthy says, "Sometimes young people do not have the life experience or resources to stand up for themselves in a matter involving the law. We aim to change that by providing a casual setting to have that legal conversation.”

Despite targeting younger members of the community, everyone is welcome to visit, and all questions and cases are welcome – from traffic fines to employment discrimination and everything in between.

Law on the beach 2021 dates

20 January 2021 – Merewether Surf Life Saving Club

27 January 2021 – Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club

03 February 2021 - Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club

10 February 2021 - Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club

17 February 2021 - Merewether  Surf Life Saving Club

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.