Study Tour

Our annual week-long study tour provides RMIT Juris Doctor students with an introduction to the theory and practice of court innovation and innovative justice for the legal practitioner. 

Students have the chance to see first-hand how alternative forms of justice work by visiting specialist courts including drug, family violence and mental health courts, as well as having opportunities to meet and hear directly from the people involved. Our study tours alternate each year between Melbourne and abroad.  Watch a video about our 2018 Melbourne tour here:

The Study Tour exposes students to Courts, programs and the people who run them, skilfully integrating innovative, evidence-based approaches into their practice. It provides opportunities for discussion with the judiciary, policy makers, service providers and other key stakeholders in the justice system. Students observe new and cutting-edge approaches to the organisation of justice systems and the delivery of legal services.

JD students on the Auckland Innovative Justice Study Tour July 2017

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