LEGAL PRACTICE AND CONDUCT CLINICAL PLACEMENT

LAW4LPP

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Ethical legal practice and conduct are the primary focus of this unit. This includes examining the legal practitioner's duty to the administration of law, the courts, clients and fellow practitioners, issues of personal and professional conduct and basic trust accounting. The context for this study is the issue of access to justice and recent reform to the legal system, in particular the legal profession. Additionally, students are placed in a legal aid environment where they have the opportunity to be practically involved in legal practice under supervision. Students are encouraged to reflect on how a legal practitioner's duties and ethics are relevant to daily legal practice, as well as on the efficacy of law, the legal system, the legal profession and the nature of justice. This unit meets the requirements of the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria in the area Professional Conduct.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorPeggy Kerdo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and completed a minimum of 180cp of LAW% subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Entrance into the course is by application only. Application forms can be downloaded from the Law School's homepage.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLawyers' Professional ResponsibilityPrescribedDal Pont, G. E.,THOMSON (LAWBOOK CO.), 3RD EDITION
ReadingsLegal Profession ActPrescribed. . .2004 (VIC).
ReadingsPractical legal skillsPrescribedCampbell and Evans3RD EDN. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. tbc

Activities:
tbc
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size12

Enrolment information TBC TBC

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeggy Kerdo

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word assignment20 01
One 2,500-word case study30
Supervised performance in clinical placementFor more detailed information please refer to subject outline provided in first lecture.40
one reflective journal10

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size12

Enrolment information TBC TBC

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeggy Kerdo

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word assignment20 01
One 2,500-word case study30
Supervised performance in clinical placementFor more detailed information please refer to subject outline provided in first lecture.40
one reflective journal10