- Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) is a hub for public interest law and debate at Melbourne Law School. PILI's range of clinical subjects enable students to contribute to the work of our community law partners and learn by working with real clients to solve real legal problems.
Events from the Public Interest Law Initiative at Melbourne Law School
Clinicians at Melbourne Law School
Lawyers who devote their time in whole or in part to teaching through clinical methods are called 'clinicians'. Clinicians have been around since the 1970s in Australia, and there is a global network of clinicians teaching in law schools all around the world. The Public Interest Law Initiative was launched in 2012 at Melbourne Law School and has achieved a great deal in two years. We now have six clinical subjects and a team of clinicians who are committed to offering a range of innovative, practical subjects and are commencing Melbourne Law School's inaugural research into clinical methodology.
Careers in Public Interest Law
There are many former Melbourne Law School (MLS) students who have practised in public interest law or have otherwise made a contribution to the field in ways beyond legal practice. This is a selection of MLS alumni perspectives on their experiences in public interest law.