Situated in the Perth CBD in close proximity to the Federal Court, Supreme Court, District Court and Perth Magistrate’s Court, as well as statutory tribunals such as the State Administrative Tribunal, the city campus facilitates students’ education within an applied industry setting in line with Curtin’s primary vision of developing job-ready graduates. The facility also provides a unique home for the Law School and provides a hub for both formal and informal interactions between the staff, students and members of the Western Australian legal profession.
The Curtin University Learning Institute team were integral in optimising teaching and learning in the building through the use of state-of-the-art collaborative and distributed learning space design and learning technologies. These facilities include a technologically equipped moot court, allowing for both traditional and seminar based learning, as well as practical interactions.
Jeanette Hacket Moot Court
The Curtin Law School is home to the high-tech Jeanette Hacket Moot Court, where students participate in simulated court proceedings helping them improve their skills in public speaking and debating, while learning how a real court operates.
Since February 2017 the Law School has operated the John Curtin Law Clinic from the premises. In the Law Clinic, undergraduate and postgraduate law students provide advice and assistance to eligible clients under the supervision of lawyers. As of January 2020 the Law Clinic offers assistance in the following areas:
- Small business disputes
- Discrimination law
In this way, the John Curtin Law Clinic contributes to improved access to justice for vulnerable individuals within the community while simultaneously giving law students the opportunity to develop practical legal skills.