The University of Newcastle, Australia

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.

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 2020 dates

22 January 2020 - Merewether Surf Life Saving Club

29 January 2020 - Merewether Surf Life Saving Club

5 February 2020 - Merewether Surf Life Saving Club

12 February 2020 - Merewether Surf Life Saving Club

19 February 2020 - Merewether Surf Life Saving Club

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