LEGAL STUDIES WORKPLACE PRACTICE

LST3LSW

2017

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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2017, Week 03-03, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 03 - 03
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 03 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 20 minute 500 word employment practice exercises (total 1,000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Two 30 minutes on-line quizzes (total 1,500 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
one 1,500-word employment application exercise30 02, 03, 05
Contribution to discussion and group work (equivalent to 500 words)10 06