MLL351 - Legal Internship


2018 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: Nil
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Students are required to complete a supervised work placement (7.5 hours x 15 days) with host organisation in a legal environment plus 3 hours face to face induction at the beginning of the trimester and 2 hours face to face debrief at the end of the trimester.


Quota and special permission applies.

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


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 1 - Journal (Individual) - 2500 words - 35%

Assessment 2 - Host Assessment (Individual) - 60%

Assessment 3 - CloudDeakin Participation (Individual) - Students must post at least two substantial comments/reflections in relation to their placement experience - 5%

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