Expressions of Interest are now open for interested JCU Law students to participate in the
International Legal Studies Externship Clinic to Chiang Mai, Thailand, in SP6 of 2019, as part of
LA4041 Legal Placement. Note: If you have already completed LA4041 OR LA4014 OR
LA4044, you are ineligible to apply.
JCU is proud to partner with BABSEACLE to send up to ten (10) students. Successful students
will be entitled to a $3,000 grant through the New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding which has been
obtained specifically for this externship.
The BABSEACLE Legal Studies Externship Clinic has worked with more than 1000 students
coming from more than 20 countries worldwide. The BABSEACLE Externship Clinic offers
interns a hands-on opportunity to make a real contribution to helping people achieve access
to justice while being involved in a remarkable experience of living and working in Asia.
The clinic focuses on a number of key areas related to both helping others to achieve access
to justice and personal social justice development. As a BABSEACLE extern you will
contribute in many ways including:
Working directly with BABSEACLE and its access to justice partners in Chiang Mai,
assisting in the development of materials and systems used to strengthen their access to
Supporting the development of access to justice and pro bono initiatives that BABSEACLE
currently supports across the Asia region.
Assisting in the development of materials and planning for the 8
Asia Pro Bono
Conference, and the 11
Access to Justice Week.
Supporting legal research related to access to counsel and legal service providers for
vulnerable and marginalised persons and communities. Example thematic areas include;
LGBTIQI rights, women’s rights, indigenous rights, rights of drug users, migrant worker
rights, disability rights, elderly rights, environmental justice and many more.
Engage in cross-disciplinary learning activities with JCU Education students who will be
undertaking an education placement at the same time.
be an Australian citizen. Applicants cannot undertake their externship in a Host
Location in which they hold dual citizenship or permanent residency; or in which they
have previously been a citizen or permanent resident
be undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree when the externship
not be a previous recipient of a New Colombo Plan Scholarship
Successful applicants are not allowed to commence another Australian Government funded
off-shore Scholarship Program or mobility grant (including a New Colombo Plan Mobility
Program grant) while undertaking their New Colombo Plan externship program.