PUBLIC INTEREST LAW PRACTICE

LAW2PLP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students experience public interest law in practice and reflect critically on the work and obligations of lawyers and the operation of the legal system. Students spend 12- 16 days at the placement site (normally one day a week), have a designated site supervisor and have regular meetings with an academic supervisor on campus. In the seminars the scope, practice and ethical aspects of public interest lawyering is explored. In the supervised tutorials students reflect on, compare and contrast their placement experiences

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 120 credit points of LAW units

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws: Entrance into the course is by application only. Application forms are available online and must be submitted to the College Student Services Office

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To practise a reflective approach to learning.

Activities:
Reflective Journals, exam & Participation in supervision sessions

02. To evaluate the concept, techniques and practice of public interest law and its place within legal practice

Activities:
Class Participation in seminars and supervision sessions and take home exam. 2,000 word take home exam

03. To analyse the professional and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner in public interest law practice

Activities:
Participation in Seminars and Supervision Sessions and reflective journals.

04. To apply good written and oral communication skills in a legal environment.

Activities:
Reflective journals and essay, Participation in Seminars and Supervision Sessions

05. To apply legal research skills in a legal environment.

Activities:
Essay

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size20

Enrolment information Restricted by available external placement sites. Ballot with preference to final year students.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Anne Noone

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"tutorials must be on the same day as seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class participation10 01, 02, 03, 04
five reflective journals approximately 300-500words each.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Essay (2500 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size20

Enrolment information Restricted by available external placement sites. Ballot with preference to final year students.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Walsh

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"tutorials must be on the same day as seminars"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class participation10 01, 02, 03, 04
five reflective journals approximately 300-500words each.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Essay (2500 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05