Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Winter Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Pre-Internship 'Getting Ready for Work' session – 1 day. |
Total Time Commitment:
268 hours (being 6 weeks internship plus research and writing)
Some Legal Internships may have additional prerequisites. These will be noted on the internships database.
Study Period Commencement:
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The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the School’s programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof John Tobin
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
The aim of this subject is to provide for community-focused legal experience in an approved role in a workplace setting to complement and deepen students’ coursework in the Melbourne JD. Students must complete the equivalent of a 6-week or longer unsalaried internship. Students are required to attend a post internship debriefing session that provides a structure for reflection on, and learning from, the internship experience itself.
Internships can be hosted in an organisation in any sector, provided it is approved by the subject coordinator, whether not-for-profit, government or private. Host organisations can be locally based, national or international.
During internships, students must carry out legally-oriented work that meets the aim of the subject. 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 written legal research work and be of an appropriately demanding standard to model professional practice.
A student who successfully completes this subject will have:
The assessed research 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 successfully completes this subject will have the capacity to:
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