The Centre provides RMIT law, social work & financial counselling students with practical exposure to the delivery of multidisciplinary legal services, processes of law reform and an understanding of the social context of the law, equipping them to use their legal and social work training to advocate for and achieve change.

Dear Students,

The CIJ and RMIT are taking precautionary measures in response to the fast evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The decision has been made that all student activities coordinated by CIJ will be suspended for the time being. At this stage there is no clear timeline when this may occur, we hope at best they will resume by the end of the year.

Although this may be disappointing, the aim of the response is to limit students and the community’s exposure to the virus, and ensure that peoples health and safety are prioritised.

Keeping in touch with us!

In the meantime, you can stay up to date with CIJ student news by checking out the student newsletter here.


Health and wellbeing

If you are seeking support during this time, please refer to the available services:


Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like further information or have any questions.

– Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei, Student Program Coordinator,


Weekly Webinars

During this time it can be hard to stay connected and feel motivated to study, this is why we are delivering an interactive weekly webinar series. 

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Clinical Legal Education & Field Placements

Law, financial counselling and social work students assist real clients at the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women, the Mental Health Legal Centre, the Neighbourhood Justice Centre and the Young Workers Centre.

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Study Tour

Our annual study tour provides an introduction to the theory and practice of court innovation and innovative justice for the legal practitioner. 

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Taster placements

Watch the law applied in the real world and expand your career possibilities with the CIJ’s Taster Placements.

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Innovative Justice course

RMIT's Juris Doctor is the only law course in Australia to make Innovative Justice one of its core subjects, alongside the Priestley 11.

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Legal & Social Work Research Placements

Contribute to the cutting edge work of the CIJ by being part of our research projects.

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