Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Clinical Legal Education (LLB390)
|Organisational Unit||Law and Criminology|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||Students in this unit participate in the legal practice at SCALES community legal centre based in Rockingham. Students will put their knowledge and skills into practice while assisting the community, and will develop professional commitment and ethical standards. Students also have an opportunity to assess the adequacy of law and legal processes in context. Under supervision of legal practitioners, students will see real clients, research and formulate advice and take responsibility for client files.|
|Timetabled Learning Activities||2-hr seminars for four weeks|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The approach to learning in this unit is through participation in actual hands-on legal practice. Under the supervision of our solicitors you will; interview clients, undertake research, formulate advice and progress your client's legal matters. In this unit you learn by doing, within a structured and supportive framework of supervision and reflection.|
|Other Learning Experiences||1 full day attendance at the Law Clinic and otherwise as required.
Contact times will vary: contact Unit Coordinator for further information.
|Assessment||Students will receive continual and cumulative feedback on all their work in the clinic. Students will be assessed against criteria regarding their work within the legal practice and also on their ability to reflect on experiences. This feedback will be both oral through debriefs and case conferences, as well as written in the form of corrected work and an ongoing assessment grid.|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB; and LLB308 Introduction to Legal Practice, or BJU200 (2018 onwards), or LLB318 Legal Practice: An Introduction|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed LAW390 Clinical Legal Education may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Notes||Students need to complete an Expression of Interest to apply for enrolment in this unit. For more information please contact the School of Law office.|
|Assessment||A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|