Putting legal theory to practice to help others in need

Learning how to apply theory to real life situations is one of the important skills that students in the Youth Law Clinical Program, run by the ANU College of Law, are learning while working at the ACT Youth Law Centre (YLC).

“We see people with problems ranging from debt to assault,” says Lucas McCallum, Assistant Coordinator at the Centre and third year law student at the ANU.

“Students get exposure to legal issues of people who don’t know what their rights are, or are in a bad situation and have nowhere else to go. Dealing with social justice issues makes the students feel really useful.”

Find out more about Lucas’ experience and the ACT Youth Law Clinic here.