Over the last two days, VU first year Law and Justice students have swapped the classroom for the hallowed halls of Parliament.
Hearing from senior parliamentary officials, students learned about the legislative process, how laws are passed and the role of parliamentary committees.
“This is much more than a tour of Parliament – this is a remarkable opportunity for Law and Justice students to get a behind-the-scenes look at complex legal processes and how our State is managed,” VU lecturer Kathleen Raponi explained.
This has been the first time university students in Victoria have accessed parliament as part of their curriculum, reflecting VU’s First Year Model approach, which encourages educators to take their students out of the classroom to learn from the real world.
The unique collaboration between VU and Victoria’s State Parliament, with input from the Department of Premier and Cabinet, is part of VU’s commitment to a bold and innovative approach to teaching and learning.