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LAW4130 Innocence Project
Credit Points: 15
Application approved by Project Coordinator.

The Sellenger Centre Criminal Justice Review (CJR) Project is committed to pursuing the exoneration of those who have been wrongly convicted.  By identifying the factors that contribute to wrongful conviction, it seeks to facilitate law reform, equity and equality for all who encounter the justice system process. 


The Innocence Project unit (LAW4130), a component of the CJR Project is driven by students, senior legal practitioners and scholars who work collaboratively in an environment that fosters integrity, respect, personal excellence and rational enquiry, to review cases where wrongful conviction is claimed.


Students working in the Project are involved with the investigation and case management of potentially innocent but convicted persons; providing students with hands on expierence in working in a professional capacity on real life cases with exposure to learning case and file management skills, investigate practises, interviewing skills, preparation of witness statements and briefs, and research skills.


The Sellenger Centre Innocence Project develops future professionals who are committed to the values associated with justice for all.  While students will work under supervision of an academic and qualified legal practitioner, any decisions in relation to the management of a convicted person's case will be the sole responsibility of the supervising legal practitioner.

Acceptance to this unit will be by application ONLY.

Full Unit Outline

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K13Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Criminology and Justice)
G81Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y09Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010