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,

Spring/Summer Semester:

The CIJ is offering online placement opportunities for the Spring/Summer semester period. Please check your student email for further info or checking out the student newsletters here.


For JD Student enquiries:

Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei, Student Program Coordinator,


For Social Work Student enquiries:

Katherine Ogilvie,

Bernice Beaucaine,


Health and well being

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

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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