LAW3468 Regional and Rural Legal Practice
|Short Description:||Regional &Rural Legal Practice|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||090913 - Legal Practice|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201 or (LAW5111 and LAW5112)
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The practice of law in small rural settings is apt to be significantly different from the practice of law in large urban contexts. One of the variables is that it includes a unique client mix that is person-intensive; practice style is likely to be more entrepreneurial; and there is an emphasis of individual clients within a small intimate setting that would lead to a higher level of accountability. Within this context, the course will focus on introducing students to the institutions that are important for regional and rural legal practice; the diversity of legal practice and the need for innovative and entrepreneurial business models that may promote sustainable regional legal practice. Regional legal practice also involves particular ethical dilemmas for lawyers, as well as the need for adapted skills and sensitivities for the regional context. This course provides content on these aspects. The School of Law and Justice is situated amongst many regional law firms and community legal organisation, some of whom will be invited to speak directly to students on access to law and justice within the regional context.