CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

LAW3CLE

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is community legal practice. Students work on real client files (under the supervision of a legal practitioner) assisting community legal centres and local Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). Practical legal skills of communication (interviewing and legal writing), legal research, file management and working in a team are developed together with an understanding of the ethical and practical aspects of legal practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on the adequacy of the law within an access to justice framework. Students spend one day of legal placement each week in addition to weekly seminars, and maybe required to complete out-of-hours work to meet deadlines.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 240 credit points and enrolment in any Bachelor of Law program offered by the School of Law. Entrance to this subject is by application only.

Co-requisites NA

Incompatible subjects NA

Equivalent subjects NA

Special conditions Application forms are available online and must be submitted to assc.internships@latrobe.edu.au

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLaw In Perspective, Ethics, Society and Critical Thinking.RecommendedMichael Head and Scott Mann, Latest editionUNSW press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate legal skills including communication, interviewing, advising, negotiating and legal writing

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, reading activities, clinical placement, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Demonstrate contextual understanding of law and legal process through working with real clients and their legal problems

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, reading activities, clinical placement, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate understanding of legal professional responsibility and ethics in a workplace setting

Activities:
Lectures and seminars, reading activities, clinical placement, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 07-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 29
Two 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 29 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 29
One 16.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word essay25 01, 02, 03
Class presentations (1000 words)15 01, 03
Placement performance (2500 word eqv)30 01, 02, 03
5 X Reflective Journals (word equivalent 2500 words)30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 51
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 51 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 51
One 16.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word essay25 01, 02, 03
Class presentations (1000 words)15 01, 03
Placement performance (2500 word eqv)30 01, 02, 03
5 X Reflective Journals (word equivalent 2500 words)30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 51-09, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 09
One 2.0 days seminar per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 09
Two 8.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 00 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000 word essay25 01, 02, 03
Class presentations (1000 words)15 01, 03
Placement performance (2500 word eqv)30 01, 02, 03
5 X Reflective Journals (word equivalent 2500 words)30 01, 02, 03