Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Pre-internship and post-internship briefings (each up to five hours). |
Total Time Commitment: 245 hours (210 hours – 6 weeks internship plus research and writing).
733-510 Legal Method and Reasoning; 733-514 Dispute Resolution; 733-511 Principles of Public Law; 733-512 Torts; 733-513 Obligations.
Some Legal Internships may have additional prerequisites. These will be noted on the internships database.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorMr Kevin Heller
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
The aim of this subject is to provide practical legal experience in a public-spirited workplace setting to complement and deepen students’ coursework in the Melbourne JD. Students must complete a 6-week or longer unsalaried internship. They must also participate in pre- and post-internship briefing and debriefing sessions that provide a structure for reflection on, and learning from, the internship experience itself.
Internships can be hosted in an organisation in any sector, whether government, private or not-for-profit. The can be locally based, national or international.
During internships, students carry out legally-oriented work that is valuable to the host organisation. Students’ work plan for their internships must be negotiated with the host organisation and approved by the subject coordinator before the internship begins. The proposed work should build on the students’ studies to date in the Melbourne JD, involve some written legal research work and be of an appropriately demanding standard.
A student who completes this subject should have:
The assessed work may take a variety of forms (including substantial research memoranda or advice, briefs or written submissions, legal policy advocacy, and research essays). It may include work carried out during the internship (subject to agreement with the host organisation) or after the internship but directly connected with the internship.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A student who completes this subject should have developed a capacity to:
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