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78290 Strategic Litigation Practice

6cp
Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04147 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07074 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies)) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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Description

This subject provides students with the opportunity to learn the practice of strategic litigation on behalf of Indigenous clients and nations. Examining models of strategic litigation, and the methods for affecting change in the Australian landscape, students gain an understanding of how to advance a 'rebellious lawyering' approach. Students are required to engage with Indigenous nations and communities, and community-based organisations advocating for Indigenous rights. These engagements are identified and supported by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning. Students, through these engagements and their understanding of suitable test-case litigation, identify potential test-case litigation projects and prepare briefs for presentation to pro-bono partners. In addition to the theories of strategic litigation, students participate in clinical practice exercises aimed at highlighting issues faced by Indigenous people in the Australian legal system.


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