University of Technology Sydney

78290 Strategic Litigation Practice

Requisite(s): ((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 (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


Strategic litigation uses law to pursue social change. It goes beyond using law to advocate for individual rights and remedies. Rather, litigation is initiated to achieve a social change. This subject gives students skills to work in strategic litigation generally, as well as particularly as it applies to advancing indigenous justice. Students have opportunities to gain knowledge and real world practical experience in strategic litigation for Indigenous clients and nations. Through working on strategic litigation cases derived from real world experience and developing strategic litigation plans, including in practice groups, students gain practice based, cross-cultural skills in legal advocacy for indigenous communities.

The subject also furthers objective 3.4 UTS Indigenous Education Strategy: to develop Indigenous competency among UTS students.

As this subject is an advanced level subject, all students need to meet Level 9 of the AQF.

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