LEGAL INTERNSHIP

LAW4INT

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject allows students to participate in a placement at an organisation undertaking legal work, such as a law firm or government department, while concurrently undertaking academic study. Students may apply for placement opportunities organised by the Law School or apply on the basis of a self organised placement. Self organised placements must be approved by the Coordinator, must be unpaid and not in an organisation where the student has worked or is currently working. Students have regular classes both face to face and on line in which they study communication skills, technology and the law and issues relating to the future of the legal profession, diversity in the profession and legal ethics. Students also share their practice experiences and use their placement experience to discuss modes of lawyering and critically analyse the legal system in operation.


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completed 120 CP's of LAW level 1 subjects and 60 CP's of level 2 subjects and enrolment in subject is by application

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students cannot enrol in any of these placement subjects without securing a placement, and written approval from the Subject Coordinator or Experiential Learning Team.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Show an ability to reflect, in a sensitive and informed manner, on work and management issues involved in legal practice and policy making, including ethical issues in legal practice

Activities:
Reflective journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Develop their knowledge, through participation, observation, research, and reflection, of the work and management practices of legal firms and organisations and of other related matters involved in legal practice and policy-making,

Activities:
Reflective journal and Legal research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Recognise, and articulate in an informed manner, issues relating to the maintenance of fairness and justice in the administration of the law, the court system and other parts of the legal system.

Activities:
Reflective journal and Legal research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Communicate clearly, in writing and orally, on matters relating to work and management practices of legal firms, ethical legal practice, and the maintenance of fairness and justice in the legal system

Activities:
Class participation (oral), oral presentation (Oral) and legal research essay (written)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Week 45-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 45
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 45
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised Research Week: 45
One 12.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATION ACTIVITYStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 WORD Equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (700 WORDS EACH - TOTAL 2100 WORDS)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (2000 words)50 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Week 02-13, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 02 - 13
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 02 - 13
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Supervised Research Week: 02 - 13
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATION ACTIVITYStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 WORD Equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (700 WORDS EACH - TOTAL 2100 WORDS)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (2000 words)50 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Week 22-35, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 22 - 32
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 22 - 32
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Supervised Research Week: 22 - 32
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 32 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATION ACTIVITYStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 WORD Equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (700 WORDS EACH - TOTAL 2100 WORDS)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (2000 words)50 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 26
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 26 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 26
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 26
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 26 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATION ACTIVITYStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 WORD Equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (700 WORDS EACH - TOTAL 2100 WORDS)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (2000 words)50 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 47
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 47 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 47
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 47
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 47 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CLASS PARTICIPATION ACTIVITYStudents will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.10 05
ORAL PRESENTATION (800 WORD Equivalent)10 05
THREE REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (700 WORDS EACH - TOTAL 2100 WORDS)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (2000 words)50 03, 04, 05