Faculty of Law

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)


Students are placed as interns with a partner organisation operating in the legal sector and complete a unique research project jointly defined by the partner organisation and the unit convenor. The partner organisations are leading regulatory, law reform, service provision or policy-setting organisations in the legal sector. Students communicate the research findings in the format specified by the partner organisation, such as a consultation paper, report, commentary, manual, submission or speech. The partner organisation provides field supervision, and the faculty provides academic supervision. Students negotiate a project plan with their supervisors, keep a progress journal, and make an oral report on the project and learning outcomes.


A candidate who successfully complete the unit should:

  1. apply broad discipline knowledge to find solutions to complex problems
  2. exercise critical thinking and professional judgement in developing new understanding
  3. show technical skill in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project
  4. plan and execute a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability
  5. communicate a clear and coherent exposition of legal and policy issues in ways that are effective for the purpose and the intended audience
  6. collaborate with others on a project in a workplace setting


Negotiated research project 70%
Negotiated project plan and journal reporting on progress (2000 words) 20%
Oral presentation on project and learning outcomes 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

A total of 132 hours of internship at an agency
Six hours of seminar
one hour of meeting per month with academic supervisor


LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104