A new project run by law students is helping disadvantaged and homeless young Tasmanians understand their legal rights.

The COMET workshops are being held at Mara House, which provides supported accommodation for teenage girls in Hobart.

The sessions are run by law students and funded through university grants and provide information on drug offences, assault, police powers and other criminal justice issues.

The project is the brainchild of student Charlotte Hunn, who says it is all about about teaching rights and responsibilities.

"They'll have some knowledge around it, whether they've had personal experience, they know friends that it's happened to or family," Ms Hunn said.

Mara House case manager Leanne Decleva has seen the project work and says it should be expanded.

"I think it'd be a great idea," she said.

"I think that the younger, the better, particularly for teens where they're at that age where they're experimenting and having lots of new experiences so if that gives them information that's going to be useful to them then that's great."

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