Regional Clinical Placements

In Summer 2024, the UQ Pro Bono Centre piloted a regional placement offering for LAWS5180 Clinical Legal Education, as part of the Centre's Regional, Rural and Remote (RRR) Justice Project. Through the RRR Justice Project, the Centre aims to highlight the exciting career opportunities available for legal practitioners in regional, rural and remote Australia.

The students on placement will be shadowing several highly experienced and well-respected community lawyers. This is an outstanding for-credit placement opportunity (LAWS5180) to get hands-on experience in the diverse practice of a regional community legal centre: participating in client interviews, legal research, project work, community engagement, and more, under close supervision.   

The regional clinical program involved a two-week intensive clinical placement and was offered at three community legal centres based in regional Queensland.

1. Placement Opportunities

Townsville Community Law

Townville Community Law (TCL) located on Bindal and Wulgurukaba Country has provided free, accessible and holistic legal services to residents of Townsville and surrounding communities for over twenty-five years. TCL is dedicated to reducing inequality through positive legal and social change, including by providing greater access to justice through their services.

Wide Bay Burnett Community Legal Services

Wide Bay Burnett Community Legal Services is a generalist community legal service which aims to address disadvantage across the Fraser Coast, Gympie, Bundaberg and North Burnett regions through the provision of free, quality legal advice. Their office is located in Hervey Bay on the country of the Butchulla people. 

Suncoast Community Legal Service

Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc is an independent, non-profit community organisation providing legal advice, referrals and education. Their mission is to provide quality legal services to address disadvantage in the Sunshine Coast community using volunteers and staff. Suncoast's office is located in Maroochydore on Kabi Kabi Country.