LAW5057 - Work integrated learning project - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Quota applies

Enrolment will be capped at 40 students.

Unit guides


City (Melbourne)

  • Second semester 2017 (Flexible)


This project-based unit will require students to apply their theoretical classroom knowledge and creative problem solving to practical, workplace related issues and demonstrate the ability to link legal doctrine with 'real world' problems.

Students will work, individually or as a team, with an industry partner on a defined piece of work with a specific 'real world' deliverable. The work will be performed primarily on campus or remotely. Students are not supervised on a day-to-day basis, but the Law Faculty will provide broad academic supervision and an assessment regime. This unit will operate as a 'shell unit' for a variety of WIL projects which will alter and change on a semester-by-semester and/or year-by-year basis, depending on the required 'life' of the particular project.


On completion of this unit, students should:

  1. apply theoretical knowledge and creative problem solving to practical, workplace related issues;
  2. demonstrate the development of skills and knowledge related to the legal profession and applicable to other workplaces;
  3. critically evaluate work practices and reflect upon practical experience for application to future practice;
  4. demonstrate well developed workplace etiquette.
  5. demonstrate a high level of skills appropriate to working in a collaborative, team based environment.
  6. develop legal solutions to complex problems by synthesising existing legal knowledge, legal research and technical and practical information


Research assignment (2250 words) The assignment topic will be agreed upon between the student and CE of the unit, and assessed by the CE: 30%

Project-based assignment, providing an overview of the factual matrix of the project, the work performed and the expected outcomes. 2000 words: 40%

Host supervisor report - third party performance appraisal, review and feedback based on a Faculty supplied rubric: 30%.

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)

Chief examiner(s)


For students enrolled in the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) or the Juris Doctor, completion of 72 credit points of core units.