Our social justice activities allow you to apply your classroom knowledge to real-world cases and develop your skills in researching, case writing and client interviewing.
You will gain experience through partnerships with community legal centres and other organisations offering legal advice and representation to special interest groups. Experience the community impact of a pro bono legal service (provided without charge to disadvantaged clients).
We have partnerships with several community legal organisations and law firms that have an excellent track record in providing much-needed professional legal services to the community.
The Social Justice Clinic can arrange placements for you with the following organisations:
Eligible Combined Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) students can undertake up to two units (12 credit points) gaining experience in social justice initiatives, within a clinical placement under the supervision of a specified provider.
"Participating in the University of Sydney Law School social justice program was an eye-opening experience where I learnt that a law degree is a tool that arms graduates with valuable skills to work in the field of social justice.
Seeing firsthand the dedication and perseverance of people who work in the non-profit sector has consolidated my desire to work in human rights law upon the completion of my studies.”
"For the first time, I could see a tangible link between the work I was doing and the impact on the lives of others: this was a wonderful and humbling experience.
During this placement I gained real insight into the world of public interest lawyering. I worked to prepare Protection Visa applications, undertook country-of-origin research and supported RACS solicitors in their daily work."