Foundations Enrichment 2 - LAWS1214

Faculty: Faculty of Law

School: Faculty of Law

Course Outline: See below

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 3

EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Excluded: JURD7114

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is an extension of Foundations Enrichment 1 in its focus on providing support and sufficient resources to Indigenous LLB students. Students attend the Faculty's clinic, Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC), two hours each week. The clinic is a community legal centre which provides a free legal service to the local community. Students obtain first hand experience of interviewing clients, preparing legal advice, practical legal problem-solving, and other aspects of community legal practice. Students have the opportunity to experience law in a practical setting and thus gain an enhanced understanding of the general legal system, the legal aid system and the relevance of legal practice to a community. This course also has an emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills and will enhance students understanding of the legal principles, cases and theory they are studying in their first year program. Students also attend a weekly one hour tutorial in Torts to support their study, during which they review and consolidate their knowledge and discuss assignments.

Recommended Prior Knowledge


Course Objectives

  • To improve the written and oral communication skills of students
  • To engage students with other later year law students through a mentoring scheme
  • To enable students to gain familiarity and practical experience dealing with the legal system
  • To demonstrate how the study of law can be put into practice to assist people in our community
  • To learn about the legal aid system
  • To ground some of the theoretical aspects of law learnt in other law courses
  • To review and consolidate LAWS1061 – Torts
  • To practise legal problem solving skills and writing skills in the context of Torts

Main Topics

  • Theory and practice of legal interviewing: this is developed through theoretical discussion, actual experience interviewing clients in pairs, as well as individually
  • The Legal Aid Commission, how it functions
  • What happens at a Local Court?
  • The community legal centre sector, Aboriginal Legal Services and other legal aid services
  • How does a client file develop and the steps involved in bringing a case to court
  • As for LAWS1061 - Torts


Completion of Foundations Enrichment 2 provides students with 3 Units of Credit (UOC). To successfully complete this course students must successfully complete the KLC placement, which will include participating in small group discussions and activities such as client interviewing. Students are also required to submit a draft copy of their Torts assignment for feedback prior to marking. There is no additional assessment in Foundations Enrichment 2, so there are no additional exams, essays or tutorial papers. Students are assessed as Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.

Course Texts


Lauchland and Le Brun, Legal Interviewing, Theory, Tactics and Techniques


Study Levels

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