In conjunction with Jeff Giddings, Professor at the Griffith University Law School, the centre pioneered the development of Clinical Legal Education. Through participation in the clinics, students have their first opportunity to provide clients with face-to-face legal advice. All student advisors are supervised by qualified legal practitioners from the centre and partner universities.
Griffith University and Caxton operate advice clinics with a focus on family law and general legal matters over three semesters each year.
Caxton also partners with the University of Queensland Law School’s Pro Bono Centre to run a student consumer law clinic advising on the purchase of goods, services and credit for domestic and household purposes. The university and Caxton also operate the Manning Street Project, where students work from the Caxton office to undertake pro bono law reform and public interest research projects on behalf of community legal centres.
In partnership with the Queensland University of Technology, Caxton offers students the opportunity to learn from our evening legal advice sessions. Students assist with client intake procedures and observe volunteer lawyers as they provide legal advice.
Law students who are interested in participating in a clinic program should contact the relevant academic within their law school.
Advice for clients through the clinics is available by appointment only.