Unit

School Of Law

Legal InternshipWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 201080.1

Discipline: LEGAL PRACTICE

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Jennifer Whelan


Prerequisite
200020 Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics AND 200010 Criminal Law AND 200008 Torts Law AND 200011 Contracts

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Summer B (Jan-Feb 2021)  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Jennifer Whelan  Timetable.  
2021 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Jennifer Whelan  Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Jennifer Whelan  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit provides an internship opportunity for later year law students in host organisations (including NGOs and public interest organisations, community legal centres, government departments, corporations, barristers’ chambers or private law firms). Internships provide students with invaluable access to opportunities to understand the law in context, to apply their formal learning about legal principles, to develop essential professional skills and to gain exposure to different career pathways. Students who successfully complete orientation requirements will spend twelve days throughout the semester at a host organisation. This will usually be done on a one- day (7 hours) per week basis. An intern’s duties will generally consist of a combination of substantive tasks relating to law, policy and practice. Depending on the host organisation, these may include a combination of research, preparing background materials, briefing papers or research reports, liaising with other organisations, assisting in the provision of legal assistance and advice, observing interviews with clients, conferences with Counsel or in court proceedings, undertaking project and advocacy work, preparing/ giving presentations and assisting with administrative and editing work. The School will seek expressions of interest for the number of placements available with the School’s partner host organisations each semester. Students are also able to arrange their own internships at organisations that are not currently host organisations, subject to the approval of the Clinical Director and the agreement of the host organisation to complete the attendance and assessment requirements of the unit.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Depending on the host organisation, students may be required to obtain a Working With Children or Criminal Record Check. This will be advised by the relevant host organisation.


Courses
2501.9Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)CURRENT
2502.9Bachelor of Laws (Non graduate entry)CURRENT
2537.12Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2538.10Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2752.6Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2758.5Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2766.4Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2767.4Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2768.3Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2769.4Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2785.3Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2788.3Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2789.3Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2800.2Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2801.2Bachelor of Information Systems Advanced/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT




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