Work under the guidance of experienced practitioners.

A group of law students at the Kingsford Legal Centre

Legal education in clinics offers the chance to transform what you’ve learned in the classroom into real-life practice. 

On clinical placements, you’ll gain experience in the practice of law and policy on behalf of clients. You’ll have the chance to examine the interaction of legal analysis and human behaviour, including interpersonal dynamics and communication. In addition, you’ll gain insight into the functioning of the legal system and its capacities and limitations while also being exposed to demands, constraints and methods of analysing unstructured situations in which issues have not been pre-identified. 

On-site clinics offer UNSW Law & Justice control over the learning experience. You’ll be taught by faculty-based clinical supervisors whose job is to teach as well as practise law, assisting both our students and disadvantaged clients. The decisions about the legal work to be carried out by students are made with learning in mind, are designed to reflect coursework and to meet course outcomes. Regular contact with faculty staff allows you to work on an individual basis with your supervisors in a way that just isn’t feasible in a typical legal practice.   

Important Clinical Placement information 

All clinical placements are unpaid.

Applications are ONLY accepted during the application periods.

Please note: Clinic scheduling may be different each academic year. Please check the UNSW Handbook to view scheduled clinics or contact student services. 

Kingsford Legal Centre Clinics

Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) is committed to social justice and promoting access to and reform of the legal system. KLC aims to provide quality legal services to the community and promote excellence in clinical legal education while fostering a critical analysis of the justice system.

Land and Environment Court Clinic

The Land and Environment Court Clinic is an experiential learning program where students will put their legal skills and knowledge to use, gaining practical experience of the law in action.

Police Powers Clinic

The Police Powers Clinic is an experiential learning program in partnership with Redfern Legal Centre, an independent, non-profit community centre dedicated to promoting social justice and human rights.