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Internships (WIL) (LLB301)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement
Description Students can find their own work experience opportunity and then seek approval for internship enrolment from the unit coordinator prior to work commencing. On occasion the Law School advertises internships. Internships must be unpaid and run for 130 office hours. Work pattern and work tasks are negotiated between the student and employer and must be approved by the unit coordinator prior to work commencing. Students will acquire practical legal skills as well as other skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should have developed:
1. An insight into the social perspectives of their academic training by having an opportunity to assess the adequacy of law and legal processes in the real-life context;
2. Skills involving judgment, such as investigation of facts, the recognition of issues, the analysis of problems and situations, the use of tactics and decision-making generally;
3. Legal skills involving inter-personal relations, such as interviewing, advising, negotiating and advocacy - and involving written communication, such as letter-writing and the drafting of documents;
4. Awareness of personal morality and professional ethics, and the consequences of breaches of rules of conduct.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences The learning experience for this unit is achieved through practical hands-on work with an external organisation.
Other Learning Experiences This unit will consist of up to 130 hours of placement, and approximately 20 hours self-directed study.
Assessment Assessment includes student reflective pieces and a presentation and an employer's report.
Prerequisites Part I LLB core units plus BJU200 Researching Legal Remedies or BJU200 Research Methods for Law.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Joseph Indaimo
Lecturer Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7629
e: J.Indaimo@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.008 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: H-Placement
MURDOCH: TS21-Placement
MURDOCH: Y-Placement
MURDOCH: YU5-Placement
Dr Joseph Indaimo
Lecturer Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7629
e: J.Indaimo@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.008 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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