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 the 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.

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