These short legal tips have proven extremely successful at reaching and engaging our target audience via social media. The first batch of videos were created by students studying at RLC’s International Student Clinic, and students from the International Student Leadership and Ambassador (ISLA) program.
Hop Dao, an international student from the ISLA program, narrates a video about workplace exploitation
A key part of the videos' success is that students are involved in all aspects of their production. Under guided supervision from RLC solicitors, the students determine the topics to be discussed, based on client issues they've seen at the clinic. Through a process of facilitated group discussion the students workshop the script, and then record the videos. The process creates a sense of peer ownership of the material and helps ensure that the content is seen as credible and relevant.
The videos have been widely shared on social media amongst the international student community. The videos are contributing to a a broader awareness of the services provided by Redfern Legal Centre while also disseminating important legal information to international students.
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