Over the past three weeks PIAC has hosted students from the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of Western Sydney, as part of the Practising in the Public Interest (PIPI) and Social Justice Clinical Summer Course (SJCSC) programs.
Practising in the Public Interest introduces later-year law students to advocacy in the public interest and exposes them to organisations that are directly involved in public interest and pro bono initiatives. PIPI has now been accredited as part of the law degree in most of the participating universities.
The SJCSC is a summer intensive for final year law students and provides a strong grounding for students who are contemplating a career in public interest law. The intensive combines seminars on the theory and practice on public interest law, legal analysis and practical skills.
Photo: Dr Peter Cashman (left) with students and PIAC staff. Photo by Gemma Pearce.