Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Taught on campus and through a practical placement at an internship host organisation.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Students must complete at least 20 days of placement at an internship host organisation, and participate in pre-internship orientation and post-internship debrief sessions. |
Total Time Commitment:
178 hours (including 20 days internship placement, completion of hurdle requirements plus research and writing for the written assessment task).
Permission is required from the subject coordinator to enrol in this subject.
Some internship host organisations may have specific requirements regarding prerequisite subjects.
At a minimum, students will need to have completed the following subjects to be eligible for enrolment in the Legal Internship subject:
Study Period Commencement:
November, Semester 2
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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/.
CoordinatorMs Claire Carroll
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
The aim of this subject is to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a public interest / community-focused legal workplace experience that complements and deepens their coursework learning in the Melbourne JD.
Internships can be hosted by any public interest organisation that will facilitate the student undertaking legally-oriented work, including government departments, regulatory and statutory bodies, courts and tribunals, legal assistance sector organisations such as legal aid or community legal centres, and non-government or not-for-profit organisations. Host organisations can be locally based, national / interstate or international. The internship placement including the proposed work to be undertaken must be approved by the subject coordinator – the internship experience should build on the students' studies to date in the Melbourne JD, involve written legal research and be of an appropriately demanding standard to model professional legal work or practice.
Students must complete at least 20 days of unsalaried internship. Students are also required to participate in pre-internship induction, and a post-internship debriefing session that provides a structure for reflection on, and learning from, the internship experience itself. Students are also required to complete a short internship debrief written report.
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, or a research essay. 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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Specialist printed materials will be made available from Melbourne Law School.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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A student who successfully completes this subject will have the capacity to:
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