The tyranny of distance: clinical legal education in 'the bush'

Jeff Giddings, Barbara Hook

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This paper analyses the challenges faced by clients, students and teachers involved in a clinical program which uses new technology to deliver legal services in remote areas of Southern Queensland, Australia. A range of novel issues were addressed by Griffith University Law School, Learning Network Queensland and Caxton Legal Centre in their partnership development and delivery of this clinical program which involves the use of audio-graphics conferencing to enable students to provide legal advice and assistance to people hundreds of kilometres away. The ‘Advanced Family Law-Clinic’ program commenced in July 1999 with financial support from the Federal Attorney-General’s Department. The paper considers the range of issues which arose in development of the program.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-84
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Legal Education
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

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