Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Most people charged with criminal offences are sentenced. Students in this subject examine the law and practice of sentencing in Victoria. The subject is taught through a clinical placement at Preston legal Aid. Students will assist lawyers at the office with cases that involve sentencing issues as well as assisting clients themselves under supervision.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Entrance into the course is by application only. Application forms are available from and submitted to the Faculty Student Services Office, Donald Whitehead Building 208. They can also be downloaded from the School's home page. Hours spent working in placements may have visa implications for international students

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 03-09, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size12

Enrolment information contrained by available placements Students will be selected on the basis of written application.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 04 - 09
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 04 - 09
One 2.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1.5 days per week at Legal Aid and field trips"


Assessment elementComments%
MootPlea in Mitigation20
one written assignment2,500 words30
reflective journalstotalling 1,000 words10