The Land and Environment Court Clinic is an experiential learning program.

In this course, you’ll put your legal skills and knowledge to use and gain practical experience of the law in action. At the same time, you'll be critically analysing the effect of law and legal policy on members of the community and the environment in a court setting.

What does the clinic involve? 

The Land and Environment Court of NSW was the world’s first specialist environmental court established as a superior court of record. The court has wide civil, criminal and administrative jurisdiction, and has been influential well beyond NSW in its efforts to increase access to justice, for example introducing on-site hearings, and in its development of the law, such as on climate change.

Students will spend one day at the Land and Environment Court each week for 10 weeks. Students will begin the course with lectures at UNSW and an induction at the Court. Students will also attend fortnightly seminars at UNSW. 


Clinics are open to UNSW Law & Justice double degree and Juris Doctor students who have completed all, or the majority of, the core courses and have met the course prerequisites listed in the UNSW Handbook. The course is subject to a selection process and enrolment is by course authority.

When does the clinic run?

Clinic scheduling may be different each academic year. Please check the UNSW Handbook to view scheduled clinics or contact student services. There is an application period before each intake. 

Students will be advised of any changes to the delivery mode arising from COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

How to apply

Students must apply during the application period for their applications to be considered. To view dates for the application periods, log in to InPlace using your UNSW log-in details.

For further information, go to MyLaw>Law & Justice in Action or contact Student Services.

Relevant course

LAWS3302/JURD7502 Land and Environment Court Clinic