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LA4041 - Legal Placement

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject allows students to gain insights into and practical experience in professional legal practice. The subject allows students to make the necessary links between the theory and practice of law, builds upon their practical legal skills, develops reflective practice skills and allows students to develop an understanding of the legal profession.

Learning Outcomes

  • work effectively and professionally in a legal practice environment;
  • adapt legal knowledge and skills to new situations;
  • research and solve real problems;
  • understand and report upon the importance of reflective practices.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: LA1105 AND LA1106 AND LA2017 AND LA2018 AND LA2019 AND LA2020 AND LA3011 AND LA3013
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA4014

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 7 hours - Students are expected to spend approximately 30 minutes a week on the on-line discussion board.
  • 15 days professional experience
Assessment: on-line discussion (10% - 30%); placement plan (5% - 15%); compulsory supervisor's report confirming compliance with placement requirements (%); workplace portfolio (65% - 85%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 6
Census Date 23-Jun-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 7 hours - Students are expected to spend approximately 30 minutes a week on the on-line discussion board.
  • 15 days professional experience
Assessment: on-line discussion (10% - 30%); placement plan (5% - 15%); compulsory supervisor's report confirming compliance with placement requirements (%); workplace portfolio (65% - 85%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 10
Census Date 08-Dec-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 7 hours - Students are expected to spend approximately 30 minutes a week on the on-line discussion board.
  • 15 days professional experience
Assessment: on-line discussion (10% - 30%); placement plan (5% - 15%); compulsory supervisor's report confirming compliance with placement requirements (%); workplace portfolio (65% - 85%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 7 hours - Students are expected to spend approximately 30 minutes a week on the on-line discussion board.
  • 15 days professional experience
Assessment: on-line discussion (10% - 30%); placement plan (5% - 15%); compulsory supervisor's report confirming compliance with placement requirements (%); workplace portfolio (65% - 85%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 6
Census Date 23-Jun-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 7 hours - Students are expected to spend approximately 30 minutes a week on the on-line discussion board.
  • 15 days professional experience
Assessment: on-line discussion (10% - 30%); placement plan (5% - 15%); compulsory supervisor's report confirming compliance with placement requirements (%); workplace portfolio (65% - 85%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Placement/work experience, Study Period 10
Census Date 08-Dec-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 7 hours - Students are expected to spend approximately 30 minutes a week on the on-line discussion board.
  • 15 days professional experience
Assessment: on-line discussion (10% - 30%); placement plan (5% - 15%); compulsory supervisor's report confirming compliance with placement requirements (%); workplace portfolio (65% - 85%).
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.