LAW INTERNSHIP B

LAW5INB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is created for students who are undertaking a volunteer placement in a law or law related field in Australia or overseas. The subject complements LAW4INT which has a limited placement duration of 10 to 15 days. This subject is designed to accommodate placements of a duration of 3 weeks or longer. The student is required to complete the placement satisfactorily and to complete an academic task which is normally an essay based on a topic or theme arising from the placement. This essay will require the student to critically reflect on their experience and thoroughly research and analyse the issue they have chosen.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesParticipation in practicum requiring active engagement in the production of legal policy/research materials and/or the delivery of legal case work. Reflective journal writing.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of the first year subjects (120cp) 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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required112.5 to 225 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsHosts complete an evaluation on professional behaviours. Other additional requirements will depend on the host organisation but may include a Working with Children’s Check, Police Check, selection interview, host organisation agreements, host inductions.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a reflective approach to learning by engaging with real world legal issues in a clinical context
02. Demonstrated application of legal research and written communication skills to legal issues encountered during the practicum
03. Develop a research topic linked to their placement experience, identify, and apply appropriate research techniques for answering it
04. Apply written communication skills in the research and analysis of legal issues arising from the students practicum participation

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 25 - 28
One 210.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 210.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days.

PracticalWeek: 31 - 42
One 210.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 46 - 7
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 7 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 25 - 28
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journals b. 1 five minute oral presentation reflective journals : (300 Words each) - total 900 words Oral Presentation (600 word Equivalent) Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Research proposal and essay (5000 words) Research essay topic must be approved by subject coordinator

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO4

Satisfactory completion of practicum Hurdle requirement :students must demonstrate that they have conducted themselves satisfactorily from the perspective of the host.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0