RLC's Green Room is open for learning!
In March, we officially launched our brand new education hub at Redfern Legal Centre with two new weekly student clinics.
'The Green Room' (named after the furniture generously donated to us by Good360!) is our new space for structured learning activities at RLC. Here we hold a range of education sessions, including our community advice nights, community legal education sessions and our Legal Clinics for students, held in partnership with select universities.
There are currently two weekly Student Clinics running at RLC. During autumn semester, ten students from the University of Technology, Sydney are attending our first International Student Clinic, part of the graded UTS law subject, Local Internship. Through a weekly session held each Wednesday between 2–9pm, these students are receiving hands-on experience with real cases, combined with structured reflection time to deepen and broaden their knowledge of law.
We are also holding a weekly Police Powers Clinic on Fridays, in conjunction with UNSW Sydney's Law Faculty. In this clinic, eight UNSW students are assisting RLC solicitors in advising clients about the process of making complaints against the police, as well as conducting work on research, policy and community legal education. Through a combination of casework, advocacy and law reform projects and a weekly seminar, this program aims to strengthen students’ practical skills in research, writing, advocacy, problem-solving, team work and independent judgment.
We're proud to be carrying out these important education initiatives, as a way of supporting the growth of the next generation of legal professionals.