Student Legal Education Group

Student Legal Education Group

The Student Legal Education Group (SLEG) was founded at UNSW over 30 years ago by students with a passion to improve access to justice, providing minority disadvantaged groups with basic legal knowledge and understanding their rights. 

SLEG is a non-profit, non-government organisation that seeks to engage, educate and empower members of the community through law-related education. We seek to equip schools, as well as local and regional community groups, with the knowledge to understand, engage with and access the law in a practical context.  

Positions

    • Coordinator- Helping to prepare presentations, train presenters, liaise with the UNSW Law School, solicitors and other external stakeholders, and overall planning and organisation involved in executing the smooth running of the program 

    • Student Representative (Presenter)- facilitate and present seminars and workshops to disadvantaged schools and local and regional communities to equip program participants with the knowledge to engage with the law. 

Duration

Terms 1, 2 and 3. 20 hours total commitment.

Training Plan:  

    • Generally SLEG has 1-2 training sessions for Presenters before they are allocated school presentations to go and present at, being taught on how to go through the various modules and strategies to engage the high school students 

Schedule of activities/events: 

    • School presentations are booked on a rolling basis depending on when the school would like us to come in.  

    • The Regional trip, held annually, is where a number of coordinators and presenters go to a regional town for several days to present at various disadvantaged schools in the region e.g. this year we are planning to go to Tamworth for 4 days and 3 nights to present to disadvantaged schools in that region 

    • Internal SLEG meetings occur weekly or fortnightly

 


Accreditation

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Community volunteering, Development programs

Provider of activity

UNSW Law

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring, Youth work

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication


Contacts and more information

Contact for Student Enquiries

Email: sleg@unsw.edu.au 

Recruits annually, usually in the Summer Break for Co-ordinators and Trimester 1 for Presenters. Check our Facebook for details: 

 

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.