LEGAL INTERNSHIP

LAW5INT

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 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of 120 credit points in the first year of the Juris Doctor (LMJD) and approval from Law School Director of the Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Approval from the Director of Programs

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate 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. Through participation, observation, research, and reflection, develop knowledge 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. Analyse 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

City Campus, 2019, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 09 - 26
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 26
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

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 JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

City Campus, 2019, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 30 - 50
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 50
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

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 JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

City Campus, 2019, Week 40-10, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 40
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day in week 40 and delivered via blended.
"Teaching period ends in week 9 2020"

Placement - Off Site Week: 40
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

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 JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

City Campus, 2019, Week 26-39, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 26 - 35
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 35 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 26 - 35
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

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 JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

City Campus, 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 saturday 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.

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 JOURNAL ENTRIES (800 WORDS each - total 2400 words)30 01, 03, 04
LEGAL RESEARCH ESSAY (3000 words)50 03, 04, 05
CLINICAL PLACEMENTStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.