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Law and Justice Internship Extended (12cp) (11380.1)

Level: Advanced Unit Level
Credit Points: 12
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice


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  • Semester 2, 2019, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (187045) - View

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Students are required to undertake an internship placement of 300 hours under the supervision of a professional practitioner in an appropriate workplace in the law and justice sector. Students will be exposed to and involved in the processes of applying practical skills and knowledge, including analysis, research, problem solving and writing. Each student is required to analyse and reflect on the organisation and law and justice in action by preparing a research report, maintaining a reflective journal throughout (reflecting critically on their field of study) and produce a presentation highlighting skills obtained and/or skills to be honed, on his/her placement.

There will be at least four compulsory (assessable) workshop sessions held on campus where students will be exposed to preparing for an internship; generic and personal skills required; awareness; professional practices; relevant theories and services of the UC Careers office. Students would build on the professional planning modules in Foundations of Law and Justice.

This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate and report on the relationships between discipline specific theories and actual professional practice through self-directed learning;

2. Analyse discipline specific related practices and identify how these relations could be improved, including reflecting on how social and ethical issues in the workplace impact on practice;

3. Work individually and in groups to communicate their experiences both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; and

4. Apply practical skills, including analysis, research, problem solving and writing in a law or justice workplace to solve a real legal or justice problem/problem.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

An internship placement with industry totalling 300 hours and four workshops (pre, mid x2 and post internship) of 1-2 hours each.


This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.

Students in a Bachelor of Laws must have passed at least 48 credit points and students in a Bachelor of Justice Studies must have passed at least 36 credit points before requesting enrolment in this unit.

Enrolment must approved by the Unit Convener and is dependent on the availability of a suitable placement.



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