LEGAL STUDIES WORKPLACE PRACTICE

LST3LSW

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides Bachelor of Legal Studies students with a greater understanding of how their knowledge and skills can be applied in different occupational roles and contexts. By exploring applied practices in government and community sectors, and completing employment- related excercises, students are made familiar with a wide range of vocational pathways. Specific topics covered include: the structure and functions of government departments and community organizations; how these interface with the legal system, especially the criminal justice system; positions and programs within public and community sectors; relevant terms, concepts and processes including research and policy development, case-management and advocacy; working with clients groups; and practitioners' ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this subject as preparation for undertaking LST3LWC: Legal Studies Workplace Competence.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of second year Legal Studies LST% subjects including LST2LJP and 30 credit points of any second year Humanities or Social Sciences subjects, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical requirements associated with work in Legal Studies related fields.

Activities:
Class discussion, presentations by experienced practitioners, employment-practice excercises, online quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the conection between legal studies skills and relevant vocational pathways and positions.

Activities:
Class discussion; presentations by a range of experienced practitioners, completion of skills audits, employment application exercise, online quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Develop a working understanding of practices and processes within the goverment and community sectors.

Activities:
Class discussion; presentations by a range of experienced practitioners, employent practice exercises, online quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Produce a case-management plan in response to a legal studies related case study.

Activities:
Class discussion and employment practice exercises, presentations by experienced casemanagers, online quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Produce a formal application for a position that is suited to a Legal Studies graduate.

Activities:
Class discussion and analysis of employment advertisements and job application processes Employment application exercise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Contribute constructively and professionally to team and class-based discussions of relevant topics

Activities:
Class discussion, interactions with guest professionals, group/team work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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