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LAWS3525: Legal Internship

2024 unit information

This unit enables students to work in a public interest or public sector organisation which undertakes legal service delivery, advocacy or policy research. Through practical experience in the workplace students will gain a deeper understanding of an area of substantive law, an awareness of the interplay between law and policy, and an enhanced appreciation of legal ethical issues. Under supervision and with support, students will develop legal practice skills including communication and collaboration, will improve their capacity for reflective practice, and will gain new personal insights into their personal and professional direction and development.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code LAWS3525
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Evaluate your experience of practice-related dimensions of an area of substantive law;
  • LO2. Identify and assess legal ethical issues in a professional setting;
  • LO3. Identify necessary skills for successful professional practice;
  • LO4. Demonstrate skills in practical and class-based communication and collaboration;
  • LO5. Reflect on the challenges and rewards of public interest professional practice.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

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