Jen Robinson, one of the leading members of the legal team representing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has been brainstorming with law students this week as part of PIAC’s inaugural Social Justice Clinical Summer Course.
Eight students are taking part in the program, run in partnership with Sydney University Law School. It includes a four-day course followed by a 12-day placement at PIAC.
Students are challenged to consider social justice and its role in their legal careers. They are exploring legal and non-legal strategies that may be used to achieve social justice outcomes for disadvantaged clients and the communities they represent.
The social justice course is run in addition to PIAC’s established elective for law students: Practising in the Public Interest.