Discover how people understand and engage with the law

The Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) is ground-breaking research to understand legal capability, attitudes, and experience of the law in Victoria.
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Recent publications

Explore our range of publications interrogating the Public Understanding of Law (PULS) data
Short paper

Young people, employment and legal need

For young people, links between employment problems and mental health are particularly strong, with psychological distress a common consequence.
Problems at work: Young people, employment and legal need
In Brief

Mental distress and experience of legal problems

This briefing paper presents data from the Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) concerning experience of justiciable problems and mental distress.
PULS In Brief: Mental distress and experience of legal problems
In Brief

How single parents experience the law in Victoria

Presenting PULS data that is relevant to how single parents experience the law in Victoria.
PULS in Brief: How single parents experience the law in Victoria

Understanding PULS

Learn more about the background of the PULS along with the intent, purpose and value of the project.

Everyday Law Stories

Victorians share their experience of everyday legal problems, the impact on their lives, the help that was available and if the issue was resolved

Ruby

Young apprentice Ruby wasn’t receiving pay slips from her employer. Understanding your rights is a common everyday legal problem. Ruby shares how timely advice from multiple sources, helped to navigate the legal issues.

Monique

While supporting her daughter through a liver transplant, Monique was unable to vote and received a fine. Managing fines is a common everyday legal problem. Unable to pay the fine, Monique shares how she resolved this issue with local legal assistance.

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