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Folk Law CD and Songbook

Subtitle Sing and Learn Law

The CD contains 18 original songs about common legal problems; shopping, renting, credit, buying cars, driving, bulling, police, courts, family violence, work rights, dispute resolution and discrimination. The history of law, democracy, human rights and citizenship are also covered.

The Songbook contains song lyrics and chords for ukulele and guitar plus key information about the law and basic music theory. The songs cover a range popular music styles – reggae, rap, rock, folk, funk, soul, ska, cha cha cha, blues, country, calypso, klezmer, gospel and jazz. The songs can also be read as poems or rapped.

Four music clips have been made.

CLC/Agency Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)
Keywords music, song
Categories Click to expand[+]
Area of Law
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Arrest, bail and going to court
  • Cars and driving
  • Children and young people
  • Consumers
  • Courts
  • Crime and offences
  • Debt and credit
  • Discrimination and human rights
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Going to court
  • Government
  • Immigration and refugees
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • Neighbours
  • Police powers
  • Work and employment
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children and young people
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Consumers
  • Employees
  • General public
  • New Arrivals and/or Refugees
  • People experiencing family or domestic violence
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • ACT
  • Commonwealth
  • NSW
  • NT
  • QLD
  • SA
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA
Method of Delivery
  • Audio
  • Community arts
  • Community consultation
  • Publication
  • Video
  • Workshop/s, seminar or forum
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 20th April 2015
Contact Person Robert Lachowicz
Contact Position Education Officer
Contact Email
Contact Phone (07) 3846 9300
Production/Delivery Date 2015
Cost CD $25 Songbook $35
Evaluation Not Stated
Edition First

A related ‘learning law and language’ resource called ‘Community Law’ was made in partnership with TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS). This resource contains a Reader, CD, Law Bo

Delivery Link
Review Date 20th April 2018

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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