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Law Internship PG (8075.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 2, 2017, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (167680) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (167837) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (167186) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (151863) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (152606) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (155058) - View
  • Summer Semester 2015/16, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (149901) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (145321) - View

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Syllabus

This unit is a workplace industry unit. Student undertake an internship in a legal services workplace for a total of 40 hours. Additionally, up to 10 hours are spent in briefing sessions, one-on-one mentoring sessions and an end of semester seminar. The internship provides students with and opportunity to integrate legal theory and knowledge with practice and to incorporate insights into their understanding of legal services and service delivery, the lawyer-client relationship, legal professional ethics and the legal profession. Approval to enrol must be obtained from the unit convener. She or he will assist students to identify suitable workplaces and internship supervisors. Only students enrolled in the Master of Laws or Masters in Juris Doctor who have completed at least four PG or G level law units averaging a credit grade or higher are eligible to enrol.

Learning Outcomes

DESCRIPTION:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the practice of law within a legal environment;

2. Demonstrate how practical skills such as legal analysis, research and writing are put to use;

3. Demonstrate an ability to apply theoretical knowledge to legal problem solving;

4. Reflect and think about how social or ethical issues of the workplace impact on the practice of law.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

40 hours work experience in legal services industry. Up to 10 hours briefing sessions, seminars and one-on-one meetings with unit convener. Approx. 3 hours a week

Prerequisites

Enrolment in Master of Laws or Master of Juris Doctor; For students enrolled in Master of Laws, completion of at least four PG or G level law units averaging a credit grade or higher, including a research unit; or For students enrolled in the Master of Juris Doctor, completion of at least 12 PG or G level law units averaging a credit grade or higher, including a research unit.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic awareness of the role of the legal profession and organisation of the legal services industry. A basic knowledge of the scope and content of law. A sound ability to research it.


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