LEGAL INTERNSHIP

LAW5INT

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 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-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

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 required75  112.5 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 Childrens Check, Police Check, selection interview, host organisation agreements, host inductions.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on their practical experience.
02. Develop their knowledge, through participation, observation, research, and reflection, on their practical experience.
03. 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.
04. Demonstrate communication skills through critical analysis of their practical experience in the context of the subject materials.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Week 09-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 9 - 26
One 12.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 9 - 26
Five 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 26 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class Participation Activity (1500 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4

Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journalsb. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 wordsOral Presentation (800 word Equivalent)Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Legal Research Essay (3000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical PlacementStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

N/AN/AN/ANonull

City Campus, 2020, Week 23-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 23 - 31
One 12.00 d 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."

Seminar Week: 23 - 31
Five 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Teaching period ends in week 9 2020"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class Participation Activity (1500 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4

Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journalsb. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 wordsOral Presentation (800 word Equivalent)Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Legal Research Essay (3000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical PlacementStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

N/AN/AN/ANonull

City Campus, 2020, Week 30-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 44
One 12.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Seminar Week: 30 - 44
Five 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 44 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class Participation Activity (1500 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4

Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journalsb. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 wordsOral Presentation (800 word Equivalent)Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Legal Research Essay (3000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical PlacementStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

N/AN/AN/ANonull

City Campus, 2020, Week 45-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Marshall

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 45 - 0
One 12.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
"the duration of the placement can range between 10-15 days."

Seminar Week: 45 - 0
Five 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class Participation Activity (1500 words)Students will be informed of the criteria for class participation in subject materials.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4

Four Reflective thinking elements a. 3 reflective journalsb. 1 five minute oral presentationreflective journals : (500 Words each) - total 1500 wordsOral Presentation (800 word Equivalent)Assessment will require students to demonstrate critical and reflective thinking

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Legal Research Essay (3000 words)Students will be required to develop a research question from a set topic area that is linked to their placement experience.

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical PlacementStudents must satisfactorily complete this placement.

N/AN/AN/ANonull