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LAWS13-620: Special Topic in Law (A) January 2019 [Situated - Weeks 6 & 7]

General information

Special Topic in Law (A) is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. Please refer to Subject Description detailed in the subject outline available on the subject iLearn site.


Academic unit:Faculty of Law
Subject code:LAWS13-620
Subject title:Special Topic in Law (A)
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2019
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Placement: x2 (Total hours: 75) - 2 week placement (10 days)
  • Seminar: x1 (Total hours: 2) - Briefing session
  • Group Learning: x1 (Total hours: 2) - Group presentations
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 41) - Recommended study hours
Attendance and learning activities: Students are expected to attend all seminars and complete all required online activities prior to the commencement and after the completion of their placement. All students must complete 10 days of placement at the Public Solicitors Office.


Prescribed resources:
  • MP Lee; IJ Detta (2014). BUSINESS LAW. 2nd, Malaysia: Oxford University Press
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
[email protected] & Email:[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ?

Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Refer to Subject Learning Outcomes detailed in Special Topic in Law (A) Subject Outline on iLearn site.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Attendance Completion of placement assessment form 10% In Consultation 1.
Presentation Presentation on written case report 15% In Consultation 1.
Journal Daily reflective learning journal 20% In Consultation 1.
Written Report Written report based on legal tasks or transactions performed under supervision 55% In Consultation 1.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

Solomon Islands Law Immersion is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. Students will undertake a placement in the Solomon Islands under the supervision of an experienced legal practitioner. They will interact with legal professionals; legal support staff, Government officers and clients and critically reflect on their placement experience. In addition to the normal subject fee, students are also required to pay the sum of $4,500 (approx) to cover the costs of airfares, accommodation and in country transfers, some meals and other costs. There may be a number of scholarships available for eligible students, which may reduce this cost.

Subject curriculum

An overview of the operation of the law placement, student expectations and responsibilities

An overview of culture and its impact in the Solomon Islands

Communicating effectively and behaving appropriately

Skills and strategies needed to working effectively as part of a team

Adopting a collaborative approach to legal tasks and transactions

Developing and using research and analytical skills

Writing and drafting clearly and accurately

Adopting strategic time management skills

Keeping and managing accurate file records and adhering to sequential file management

Behaving ethically based on ethical protocols and rules

Maintaining wellness and a work life balance

Reflective and evaluative session on placement learning

Approved on: Dec 20, 2018. Edition: 2.4