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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 4021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165302

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4 & 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop professional skills and values, including UniSA graduate qualities, with a structured analysis of, and reflection on, experience gained during a placement with a legal professional workplace. Students will apply their knowledge of the law gained throughout their studies to work related tasks and gain valuable experience related to their future careers.

Course content

An industry placement will be carried out under academic and industry supervision. Students will have the opportunity to apply, evaluate and reflect on knowledge gained throughout their studies and the links to future career options.

All students in the School of Law who, as part of a course, undertake activities where interaction with clients/the public/an external organisation are required, such as industry placements or clinical placement, must demonstrate that they have a current National Police Clearance, which is valid for the duration of the course. External placement providers may also require a current DHS - Working with Children Check (WWCC), which is valid for the duration of the course. The National Police Check will list disclosable court outcomes that may prevent clinical placement/industry placement involvement, requiring withdrawal from the course.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 4006 Lawyers, Ethics and Society

Successful completion of 72 units of undergraduate law study and a minimum GPA of 4.0 across UniSA courses.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 2 hours x 5 weeks
External (Professional Placement) 7 hours x 15 days
External (Online) 10 hours x n/a
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 10 hours x n/a
External (Professional Placement) 7 hours x 15 days
External (Online) 10 hours x n/a

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Online activities 1000 words over 3-5 posts 15% N/A
Portfolio (graded by supervisor) 2000 words + placement attendance 40% N/A
Reflective report 4000 words 45% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Online activities 1000 words over 3-5 posts 15% N/A
Portfolio (graded by supervisor) 2000 words + placement attendance 40% N/A
Reflective report 4000 words 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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