Cultivating a Field of Dreams on Shifting Sands: Implementing a Clinical Guarantee

This presentation will review the planning and implementation of the Clinical Guarantee offered by Monash Law Faculty. This initiative, the first of its kind in Australian legal education, means any student who wishes to participate in a clinic-based learning experience is assured of their place. Monash’s well-established clinical program will more than double in size across the 2018-2020 triennium.

The presentation will review the following aspects of the Clinical Guarantee project:

  • Development of the project proposal and its acceptance by the Faculty;
  • Fitting into existing frameworks, both academic and professional;
  • Engagement with the broad range of interested parties; &
  • The processes and policies needed to ensure quality, comparability and consistency.

The presenters will offer insights from their shared experience of shaping and shepherding this project.