Law in Action Project (8749.2)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Under the guidance of the unit convenor and an external partner, a student will complete a practical project on an appropriate legal topic. The approximate length of a dissertation will be 5,000 words although the length of a more practical project may vary according to the nature of the topic selected. Students are encouraged to undertake a practical or reflective project based on their work experience, or based on an organisation to which they can gain significant access.
The unit may be co-taught with unit 8750 Law in Practice PG.
Learning outcomes1. demonstrate skills in undertaking collaborative project;
2. organise resources - time, people and materials for a legal project;
3. produce materials from research to support a professional project;
4. plan, organise and seek resources to undertake a project in the workplace;
5. be able to apply legal skills and principles in a professional manner and demonstrate an awareness of the ethical dimensions of legal work;
6. reflect critically on real world legal issues.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will
use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn
and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
PrerequisitesPermission of the unit convenor
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As required by workplace to complete project, presentation and attendance at seminars.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves professional placement and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained,including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (lectures, practicals etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
- Semester 2, 2018, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (179112)
- Winter Term, 2018, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (178964)
- Summer Semester, 2018, Internship, UC - Canberra, Bruce (175311)
- Semester 2, 2017, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (167613)
- Winter Term, 2017, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (167871)
- Semester 1, 2017, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (166879)
- Semester 2, 2016, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (151653)
- Winter Term, 2016, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (152364)
- Semester 1, 2016, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (154141)
- Summer Semester, 2016, Research, UC - Canberra, Bruce (149897)