WIL3000 Work Integrated Learning - Law
A student must be enrolled in any one of the USQ Bachelor of Laws programs, or the Juris Doctor program, and must have completed at least half of the core law courses before enrolling in this course. Students are required to have organised work experience involving practice in a law firm or law related work environment and received the written permission of an approved legal practitioner or other agency carrying out legal work to use it as the basis of their learning. They then must submit a proposal detailing their proposed work experience and submit it to the course examiner by the first day of semester for consideration. If their proposal is approved they will be enrolled in the course. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
The purpose of this course is to give students the opportunity to experience the applied aspects of working in an area of law. It allows students to enhance their learning by the application of the concepts, theories and graduate skills developed in aspects of legal study to their workplace activities. Further it will encourage a reflective approach to the development of their knowledge, skills and professional attributes. It is envisioned that the practical legal experience will enhance the student's post-graduation employment prospects. Students should be aware that the number of students will be restricted and acceptance will be at the discretion of the course examiner.