MLL351 - Legal Internship

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement
Trimester 2: Placement
Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Cassandra Seery

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of 6 Law (MLL) units.

Corequisite:

MLL235

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Students are required to complete (a) A supervised work placement (minimum 7.5 hours x 15 days) with a host organisation in a legal environment; (b) A manadatory 3-hour university induction prior to the commencement of the trimester; and (c) A debrief with the host supervisor at the end of the trimester.

Note:

Quota and special permission applies.

Please see Legal Internship for selection criteria, application forms and further information.

Content

The unit enables students to gain an appreciation of certain aspects of legal practice and to extend and deepen their theoretical knowledge of the law by working under supervision of a lawyer. During their placement in the law firm or legal service, students will receive instruction in the following areas of legal practice: taking instructions and client interviewing; fact finding; dispute resolution and negotiation; providing advice and counselling of a legal nature; legal research and problem-solving; the litigation process; advocacy.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Pre-placement tasks (1000 words) -20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Journal (5000 words) - 30%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Host Assessment - 40%

Assessment 4 (Individual) - Cloud Deakin Participation: Students must post two substantial comments/reflections in relation to their placement experience - 10%

Hurdle requirement: Minimum of 100 hours of placement with an approved host organisation.

Unit Fee Information

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