Environmental and Social Advocacy (5170LAW)

In this course, students will improve their knowledge and enhance their practical legal skills by working on a controversial legal issue (selected by the students in conjunction with others) to either - expand field research or community knowledge or to lobby for and /or advocate legal change. The practical legal skills that students will study and implement (research, communication, advocacy etc) form part of the essential attributes of the Griffith Graduate and are skills essential to every form of graduate 'lawyering'. Assessment will relate to the practice of these essential legal skills as well as to the acquisition of in depth knowledge about the student's chosen topic area. This course is designed for students who are well advanced in their degree and are keenly motivated to work independently (or with their peers) on an issue involving environmental or social advocacy. Some prior experience - either in the classroom or in another context - of their chosen topic area (broadly construed) or in general advocacy skills - is preferred. Prerequisite Bachelor of Laws students: Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 80 credit points towards their degree program. Prerequisites Juris Doctor students: Nil.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Nathan Trimester 1

Course Attributes

Restricted: Course must be listed in Program

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Workshop
Workshop (14556) Open Friday 09:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1, 4, 7, 8, 12
N53 0.60
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus