LEGAL INTERNSHIP

LAW4INT

2020

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 five classes both face to face and on line in which they study current issues relating issues facing the legal profession. Students also required to reflect on their practice experience in their journal entries and oral presentation.


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. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on their practical experience.

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

03. Develop their knowledge, through participation, observation, research, and reflection, on their practical experience.

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

04. Critically analyse and discuss 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. Demonstrate communication skills through critical analysis of their practical experience in the context of the subject materials.

Activities:
Class participation activities, presentation, reflective journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 09 - 26
Three 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.

Supervised Research Week: 09 - 26
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Participation Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03

Bendigo, 2020, Week 45-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 45
Three 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
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Participation Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03

Bendigo, 2020, Week 23-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 23 - 31
Three 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 23 - 31
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised Research Week: 23 - 31
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Participation Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03

Bendigo, 2020, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 30 - 44
Three 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 44
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised Research Week: 30 - 44
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Participation Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03

Melbourne, 2020, Week 45-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 45
Three 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.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Supervised Research Week: 45
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Participation Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03

Melbourne, 2020, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 26
Three 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 Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03

Melbourne, 2020, Week 23-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 23 - 31
Three 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 23 - 31
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Supervised Research Week: 23 - 31
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Participation Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03

Melbourne, 2020, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 44
Three 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via blended.
"FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 44
One 12.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 44
Two 2.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Participation Activity (1200 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.15 05
Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 words Oral Presentation (800 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking skills40 01, 03, 04, 05
Legal Research Essay (2000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.45 03, 04, 05
Satisfactory completion of placementHurdle requirement: student must demonstrate that have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host. 03