LEGAL INTERNSHIP

LAW5INT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject allows students to participate in a placement at an organisation undertaking legal work, such as a law firm or government department, while concurrently undertaking academic study. Students may apply for placement opportunities organised by the Law School or apply on the basis of a self organised placement. Self organised placements must be approved by the Coordinator, must be unpaid and not in an organisation where the student has worked or is currently working. Students have regular classes both face to face and on line in which they study communication skills, technology and the law and issues relating to the future of the legal profession, diversity in the profession and legal ethics. Students also share their practice experiences and use their placement experience to discuss modes of lawyering and critically analyse the legal system in operation.


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of the first year of the Juris Doctor

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Approval from the Director of Programs

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to reflect, in a sensitive and informed manner, on work and management issues involved in legal practice and policy making, including ethical issues in legal practice

Activities:
Reflective journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

03. Through participation, observation, research, and reflection, develop knowledge of the work and management practices of legal firms and organisations and of other related matters involved in legal practice and policy-making,

Activities:
Reflective journal and Legal research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

04. Analyse issues relating to the maintenance of fairness and justice in the administration of the law, the court system and other parts of the legal system.

Activities:
Reflective journal and Legal research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

05. Communicate clearly, in writing and orally, on matters relating to work and management practices of legal firms, ethical legal practice, and the maintenance of fairness and justice in the legal system

Activities:
Class participation (oral), oral presentation (Oral) and legal research essay (written)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Melbourne, 2018, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 25
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 25
Ten 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATIONStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 word equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 51
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 51 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 51
Ten 10.0 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*
CLASS PARTICIPATIONStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 word equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

Melbourne, 2018, Week 42-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 42 - 52
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 52 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 42 - 52
Ten 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATIONStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 word equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

Melbourne, 2018, Week 22-35, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 22 - 35
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 35 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 22 - 35
Ten 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATIONStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 word equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.