Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Winter Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Taught on campus and through a practical placement at an internship host organisation.
Applicants are selected through a competitive application process. Please refer to the Melbourne Law JD website for further information.
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. |
Total Time Commitment:
180 hours (including 20 days internship placement, preparation for and completion of all assessment tasks).
Only approved applicants can enrol into this subject. Please see above for information on how to apply for this subject, application due dates, etc.
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:
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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 inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
CoordinatorMs Kate Fischer-Doherty
Graduate Services Coordinator (Work Integrated Learning)
The aim of this subject is to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical legal experience and 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 proposed internship must be approved by the Subject Coordinator – the internship experience should build on the students’ studies to date in the Melbourne JD and be of an appropriately demanding standard to model professional legal work or practice.
Students must complete Orientation, at least 20 days of unpaid practical legal experience at the host organisation and all of the assessment tasks which include a Reflective Journal and a Legal Writing Portfolio.
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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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon successful completion of the subject, students will have developed and demonstrated the following skills:
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