Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject has a quota of 12 students. 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 a host organisation, and participate in pre-placement orientation and post-placement debrief sessions |
Total Time Commitment:
Only approved applicants can enrol into this subject. Please see Notes below for information on how to apply for this subject, application due dates, etc.
Some host organisations may have specific requirements regarding prerequisite subjects.
Successful completion of all the below subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
November, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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.
CoordinatorProf Pip Nicholson
Graduate Services Coordinator (International Experience)
The aim of this subject is to provide students with an enhanced understanding of law and legal practice in an Asian jurisdiction through intensive pre-departure teaching, supervision of a research project on an Asian jurisdiction, a student-led seminar reflecting on their learning experiences and legal experience in an approved role in a workplace setting in Asia.
The intensive pre-departure teaching will be 8 hours long, spread over 2 days. This teaching will be led by an expert in the chosen Asian jurisdiction and will offer an advanced introduction to the legal system of the jurisdiction. Core instruction will cover how to access current law and commentary on law in the relevant jurisdiction. In addition, students will engage actively with topical debates about law in Asia from among the following: Asian trade and investment flows and their significance for Australia businesses; managing risk in Asian investment; dispute resolution in Asia; regional regulation of the profession; role of NGO's. Students must actively participate in pre-departure teaching and will be assessed by an hour long in-class test.
Students must also complete at least the equivalent of a 4-week unsalaried work placement in a foreign jurisdiction in the nominated Asian jurisction. Work placements will be hosted in an organisation approved by the subject coordinators.
During work placement, students must carry out legally-oriented work that offers students a practice-based exposure to law and legal practice in the jurisdiction. Students' work plan
for their work placement must be negotiated with the host organisation and approved by the subject coordinator before the work placement 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.
At the end of their work placement, students are required to attend a 3 hour long seminar with student presentations. This seminar provides a structure for reflection on, and learning from, the work experience and how work in the jurisdiction was comparatively experienced by peers.
In 2016, the chosen jurisdiction is India.
A student who successfully completes this subject will have:
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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:
Juris Doctor |
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