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The Global Lawyer

Description

The Global Lawyer is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The Global Lawyer focuses on international and transnational contexts of legal practice and provides students with exposure beyond the traditional Australian and common law concentration of their law degree. Students will be introduced to legal systems from other countries, developing skills necessary to practice in different cultures and systems, as well as to interact with clients and lawyers from other jurisdictions. 

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Law
    Subject code: LAWS13-511
    Subject title: LAWS13-511: The Global Lawyer
    Subject level: Undergraduate
    Semester/Year: January 2019
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Intensive
    Workload items:
    • Seminar: x12 () - Seminar
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 () - Recommended Study Hours
    Attendance and learning activities: Students are expected to attend all seminars. The subject is designed specifically around class participation in activities and discussion. Because of this, the subject is not suitable for recording, and it will not be recorded. Additionally, students will be assessed on class participation.
  • 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: LAWS13-511
Subject title: LAWS13-511: The Global Lawyer
Subject level: Undergraduate
Semester/Year: January 2019
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.

Students are expected to have completed at least 120 credit points of LAWS subjects

Restrictions:

Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law 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. Analyse the role of the lawyer within diverse legal systems in a global context
  2. Critique transnational legal practice from the perspective of ethics and accountability
  3. Evaluate the role of digital technologies in transnational and domestic legal practice
  4. Integrate diverse elements of transnational legal practice to build a personal profile indicative of a skilled global lawyer
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Exercise CV cover letter – Write a cover letter for a job application in response to a job advertisement, in a way that demonstrates an understanding of the knowledge, skills and attributes of a global lawyer. There is no word limit attached to this assessment but it must not be longer than two pages. You are not required to write a full CV, but to write a covering letter that answers the targeted questions listed in the instructions, demonstrating a critically reflective approach to the requisite qualities of the global lawyer. 30.00% Week 9 1,2,3,4
    Capstone Project Critical analysis – Use your understanding of the key concepts in this subject and your research skills to identify a contemporary issue facing ‘global lawyers’ and to critically analyse the issue, presenting your analysis in the medium of your choice. You must demonstrate your capability with the technology required for the relevant medium and the tone of communication for that medium. The medium may be a written report; series of three blog posts; or a podcast, video or other software application. 60.00% Week 12 1,2,3
    *Class Participation You are expected to attend each of the timetabled seminars, for the whole session and to participate in discussions and activities in the seminars. You must demonstrate: - active listening - appropriate oral communication skills; in both a large and small group setting, as well as one-on-one - the preparation you have done for the seminar - your engagement in the topics for each seminar - your understanding of the concepts under discussion 10.00% Ongoing 1,2,3,4
  • 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
Exercise CV cover letter – Write a cover letter for a job application in response to a job advertisement, in a way that demonstrates an understanding of the knowledge, skills and attributes of a global lawyer. There is no word limit attached to this assessment but it must not be longer than two pages. You are not required to write a full CV, but to write a covering letter that answers the targeted questions listed in the instructions, demonstrating a critically reflective approach to the requisite qualities of the global lawyer. 30.00% Week 9 1,2,3,4
Capstone Project Critical analysis – Use your understanding of the key concepts in this subject and your research skills to identify a contemporary issue facing ‘global lawyers’ and to critically analyse the issue, presenting your analysis in the medium of your choice. You must demonstrate your capability with the technology required for the relevant medium and the tone of communication for that medium. The medium may be a written report; series of three blog posts; or a podcast, video or other software application. 60.00% Week 12 1,2,3
*Class Participation You are expected to attend each of the timetabled seminars, for the whole session and to participate in discussions and activities in the seminars. You must demonstrate: - active listening - appropriate oral communication skills; in both a large and small group setting, as well as one-on-one - the preparation you have done for the seminar - your engagement in the topics for each seminar - your understanding of the concepts under discussion 10.00% Ongoing 1,2,3,4

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

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

Subject curriculum