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LA4041 - Legal Placement

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

In addition to meeting the specific subject prerequisites, students wishing to undertake the professional internship subject must email legal.WIL@jcu.edu.au no later than four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of the study period. The process will register your interest in the subject only and does not guarantee a place, as places are limited. Once registered a selection process takes place and you will be advised of the outcome by email. This process only applies to students enrolled on the Townsville or Cairns campus.

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

  • 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;
  • Work effectively, respectfully and collaboratively with others;
  • Engage in critical reflection to support and promote self-improvement and further learning opportunities;
  • Demonstrate technical, interpersonal, communication skills and cultural capabilities for future professional application.
Prerequisites: LA1105 AND LA1106 AND LA2017 AND LA2018 AND LA2019 AND LA2020 AND LA3013
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU3101 LA4014

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 22-Mar-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore, <Person not found>.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 6
Census Date 28-Jun-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 10
Census Date 06-Dec-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 6
Census Date 28-Jun-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 10
Census Date 06-Dec-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 22-Mar-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Contact hours:
  • 7 hours - May include online collaboration and seminar / presentations of up to 7 hours over the study period.
  • 12 days professional experience
Assessment: placement plan/preparation exercises (20%); reflective exercises/journal (40%); other assignments (40%).
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.