YELC provides Law students with a methodology for experiencing legal procedures, ethics and interacting with clients.
- To develop students’ critical appreciation of the law and legal system in Australia through participation in a legal practice working for clients.
- To enhance students’ contextual understanding of the law and legal process by exposing them to real clients with legal problems.
- To provide students with a detailed understanding of the legal aid system and develop students’ understanding of issues of access to the legal system for the Australian community.
- To develop students’ awareness of the role of lawyers in practice in the legal system.
- To develop students’ understanding of ethics and responsibility in a workplace setting.
- To introduce students to the importance of developing basic legal skills to a high level of proficiency including communication, interviewing, drafting and negotiation.
- To encourage students to see the law as a vehicle which can be used to protect and develop human rights.
Law students can gain credit for the time spent at YELC towards their Professional Legal Training (PLT) requirements