LEGAL STUDIES WORKPLACE PRACTICE

LST3LSW

2016

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 subjects including LST2LJP and 30 credit points of any second year Humanities or Social Sciences subjects, or subject coordinator's approval. Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Legal Studies (LBLS)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Legal Studies (LBLS)

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWeekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the library.PrescribedN/AN/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

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.

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.

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

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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2016, Week 03-03, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 03 - 03
One 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 03 and delivered via blended.
"To be held on 16 January 2015"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 03 - 03
Four 7.5 hours lecture/workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 03 and delivered via blended.
"To be held on 11-15 January 2015"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 20 minute employment practice exercises (equivalent to 500 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Two 30 minutes on-line quizzes (equivalent to 750 words each)40 01, 02, 03
one 1,500-word employment application exercise40 02, 03, 05