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Law Internship

Description

Law Internship subject is an undergraduate elective subject offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject is intended to provide students with practical opportunities to recognize and apply theoretical legal knowledge to practical legal problems in the real world via an internship undertaken in a professional legal environment. This will allow students to integrate their theoretical and conceptual knowledge with the legal skills and problem-solving techniques required in the workplace. This subject provides students with the ability to ultimately make an informed transition between their university studies and what is required of them to work as legal professionals.

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Law
    Subject code: LAWS13-496
    Subject title: LAWS13-496: Law Internship
    Subject level: Undergraduate
    Semester/Year: September 2022
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Situated
    Workload items:
    • Internship: x12 () - 90 hours of work experience during the semester in a pre-approved and student-sourced workplace.
    • Seminar: x1 () - Students will be required to attend an online induction and briefing session in 0 week of the semester in which they have been approved to complete their legal internship.
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 () - Recommended study hours based on 60 hours of placement, to be amended proportionally for increased placement hours.
    Attendance and learning activities: Attend an online induction and briefing session in O week of the semester when work experience is undertaken. Completion of 90 hours of work experience in a professional legal environment
  • Prescribed resources:

    No Prescribed resources.

    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 www.bond.edu.au

Academic unit: Faculty of Law
Subject code: LAWS13-496
Subject title: LAWS13-496: Law Internship
Subject level: Undergraduate
Semester/Year: September 2022
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Students are expected to have completed at least 120 credit points of LAWS subjects.| Faculty approval is required. | Students must be admitted into an approved Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree.

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. Reflect on and analyse the relationship between theoretical law and its practical application to real life legal problems.
  2. Identify and evaluate the impact of professional and ethical issues that arise in the workplace.
  3. Work collaboratively, ethically, and professionally with legal and other professionals in the workplace.
  4. Use oral and written skills to problem-solve legal issues and challenges that occur in legal practice .
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Case Study Complete a written case study which evaluates applicable law to a practical legal problem. 30% Week 12 2,3
    Journal Reflective journal which documents personal learning during internship. 40% Ongoing 1,2,3,4
    Presentation Video presentation covering specific aspects of the workplace experience, including acquiring a range of legal skills; maintaining resilience and wellbeing, enhancing communication and interpersonal skills . 30% In Consultation 2,3,4
  • 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.

Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
Case Study Complete a written case study which evaluates applicable law to a practical legal problem. 30% Week 12 2,3
Journal Reflective journal which documents personal learning during internship. 40% Ongoing 1,2,3,4
Presentation Video presentation covering specific aspects of the workplace experience, including acquiring a range of legal skills; maintaining resilience and wellbeing, enhancing communication and interpersonal skills . 30% In Consultation 2,3,4

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

The 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

Students will be required to make a written application to the subject coordinator in week nine of the previous semester for approval of their nominated organization where they intend to complete their law internship. | This subject contains content that some students may find distressing, disturbing or culturally challenging. Students with concerns about the content of any subject are encouraged to discuss this with their teacher and consider how best to prepare themselves to study challenging material in a way that is appropriate for them. | Students may be asked to respond to questions from the subject coordinator regarding the content of their assessments. Students are expected to keep evidence of drafting and research.

Subject curriculum