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LA4041 - Legal Placement

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

In addition to meeting the specific prerequisites, students wishing to undertake Legal Placement must visit the WIL website, and apply as per instructions provided. Applications are to be received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the commencement of the study period. Application are assessed by the WIL Coordinator. This process applies to students enrolled on the Townsville or Cairns Campus. External students must self-source their own placement and can do this by following the instructions provided on the WIL website at https://www.jcu.edu.au/college-of-business-law-and-governance/Work-Integrated-Learning.

This Work Integrated Learning subject enables students to gain insights into and practical experience within either a domestic professional legal practice or an international legal organisation. Within a domestic placement students spend a minimum of 12 days working in an approved legal workplace under the supervision of a legal practitioner. The domestic placement has a focus on the necessary links between the theory and practice of law, practical legal skills and an understanding of the legal profession. Within an organised international placement students spend a minimum of 12 days working with a legal organisation in country on projects and programs which seek to enhance access to justice and social justice. The international placement has a focus on understanding and promoting inter-cultural capabilities and the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (particularly SDG 16).

Learning Outcomes

  • work effectively, respectfully and collaboratively with others;
  • demonstrate an awareness of ethical, social and cultural responsibilities in professional practice;
  • apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to address legal issues/problems in varied legal contexts;
  • demonstrate technical, interpersonal, communication skills and cultural capabilities for future professional application;
  • engage in critical reflection to support and promote self-improvement and further learning opportunities.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Project plan - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: LA1105 AND LA1106 AND LA2017 AND LA2018 AND LA2019 AND LA2020 AND LA3013
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU3101 LA4014

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Study Period 6, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 15-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Study Period 10, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 07-Dec-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 6, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 15-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 10, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 07-Dec-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours was Other - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.