School Of Law

Judicial Internship (Juris Doctor)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 201069.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Michael Brogan

201049 Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics (Juris Doctor) AND 201047 Criminal Law (Juris Doctor) AND 201051 Torts Law (Juris Doctor) AND 201050 Legal Analysis and Critique (Juris Doctor) AND 201048 Contracts (Juris Doctor)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course. Permission required. Places in this unit are limited. Students will be selected on merit based on the following: 1. Submission of an expression of interest, including relevant documents, in seeking to undertake the unit (either submitted to an external body or to the unit coordinator); and 2. Completion of a satisfactory joint interview process with the unit coordinator and/or a representative of a professional body, court or tribunal.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit provides an internship opportunity for later year law students. Students will spend twelve days throughout the semester at selected courts and tribunals under the supervision of magistrates, judges or tribunal members. The unit will provide students with an opportunity to observe the courts and tribunals first hand, to be mentored by a judicial officer, to engage in practical assistance to the relevant court or tribunal, and to appreciate the professional responsibilities essential for a 21st Century legal practitioner and judicial officer. The unit will assist students in advancing their legal and research skills and deepen their experience of the social, practical and ethical complexities encountered by the legal profession. The unit will also assist students in their transition from university to the profession. Entry is competitive and will include a written application and interview.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Student Undertaking Form and have applied for a National Police Certificate

2826.1Juris DoctorCURRENT

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