[Monash University’s clinical legal education] … has been a highlight of my studies at Monash Law School. The practical skills I have obtained are invaluable. I have gained experience in a wide variety of areas, from conducting client interviews to running my own files and even appearing in Court on behalf of clients. This type of experience cannot be taught in the classroom!
The experience I have gained, combined with the support and guidance I have received from both the staff and fellow students at Monash Oakleigh Legal Services, has reinforced my passion and determination to practise law. Completing the Professional Practice unit has also enabled me to apply for an advanced practical unit- the Clinical Externship. Next trimester I will be joining the Family Violence Clinic at Springvale Monash Legal Service, assisting the Duty Lawyer at Dandenong Magistrates' Court.