Monash Law University

About Monash Law University

Wellness for Law

At Monash Law University, we want to do everything we can to ensure that you succeed in your studies and have an enjoyable university experience. To help you on your journey the Law faculty actively promotes self-management and student wellbeing through a variety of initiatives including:

  • Mindfulness skills – embedded in the course as part of the formal first-year curriculum
  • Law learning skills – regular drop-in sessions and seminars focusing on law-specific study skills
  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) – an academic mentoring program aimed at first-year students transitioning from high school to university

Law School Ambassador Program

This is a leadership program to nurture the personal increase of community-minded scholars. It helps develop abilities in project management and leadership.

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The Family Law Assistance Program

FLAP is a self-help clinical legal service designed to assist people involved in family law litigation who do not have legal representation. It is administered by Monash University and funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department.

The program aims to provide information on family law procedure, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution and the impact family breakdown can have on those involved. Documentation is drafted on behalf of clients for litigation.

The program also provides advanced education for Monash Law students, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to clients’ needs. Each client is assisted by at least one student who will help them to form a broad understanding and find, where possible, the resolution to their family law problem. All students are supervised by qualified lawyers.

Clinical Externships

You can enroll in one of the following clinics or programs:

  • Joint Sexual Assault Clinic – in conjunction with the South-East Centre against Sexual Assault (SECASA) at Springvale Monash Legal Service – this clinic offers legal services to victims of sexual assault. This clinic works with extremely vulnerable clients and needs students to demonstrate sensitivity to victims of crime.
  • Human Rights Clinic – in conjunction with the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Holding Redlich with lawyers involved in human rights dimensions. Scholars work under the supervision of a partner in universal civil litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, with a Human Rights bias.
  • Family Violence Clinic – assisting victims of family violence by attending court on family violence list days and assisting the duty lawyer to help clients make victims of crime applications to the Victims of Crime Tribunal.
  • Job Watch Clinic scholars are based at Job Watch in the city. Scholars receive extensive training and support to give instruction on the telephone advice line in relation to a variety of employment law issues and assist with legal education materials.
  • Monash/Ashurst Corporate Governance and Responsibility Clinic – this clinic is open to students who have completed Corporations law. Students participating in this clinic will work with faculty members, practitioners and corporations to provide advice on corporate governance and social responsibility issues to not-for-profits and/ or ASX listed companies.
  • Supreme Court of Victoria Externship – high achieving students will shadow judges at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The Monash Law Students’ Society (LSS) is a unique and integral aspect of studying law at Monash and the world of law.

It is the largest voluntary student organization of its type in Australia providing you with support and a wide variety of events, services, and activities.

The LSS is committed to highlighting for scholars the intellectual and social excitement, challenges and opportunities the right profession offers. You can take advantage of a wide range of social activities throughout the year, from orientation camps, parties, and the popular Annual Law Ball.

The LSS also provides tutorial services, careers advice and runs legal competitions such as client interviewing or mooting. These competitions help to hone your legal skills in a peer-to-peer environment.

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