RURAL AND REGIONAL ISSUES IN JUSTICE

LAW2RRJ

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject will be placed in a legal practice or legal organisations based in rural and regional Australia. Students will generally work in organisations assisting disadvantaged clients based in the Loddon Campaspe region for one day a week during semester. Students may be given responsibility for activities such as assisting in casework, community legal education and law reform projects under the supervision of staff lawyers. Students may be involved in taking instructions from clients and assisting volunteer lawyers who provide legal advice to clients. Students also attend a series of seminars on relevant areas of law and practical skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW1CRL and enrolment is by application only

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop a reflective approach to learning

Activities:
Reflective Journals and class participation activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Demonstrate critical thinking in relation to the practice of law in rural and regional Australia.

Activities:
Class Participation activities and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Analyse the professional and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner in rural and regional Australia.

Activities:
Reflective Journals and class participation activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop communication skills in a legal environment.

Activities:
Practicum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Develop legal research skills.

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class preparation and participation activity (1000 word equivalent)Assessment is based on tutorial questions and other learning activities20 01, 03, 04
Three reflective journal entries (300 words each total 900 words)The aim is to develop critical and reflective writing.30 01, 02, 03
One 2500 word research essayStudents will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience. 50 02, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that they have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host