This unit is designed for students undertaking an approved study tour within the College of Law and Justice. Students participate in an organised short-term or long-term study tour that combines formal study with experiential learning in a particular culture and society. Students participate in a series of seminars hosted or organised by agencies, institutions or organisations approved by the College. Using an inquiry-based approach along with their participation in project partnerships and other learning and teaching situations, students explore their developing understanding of the law in a social, cultural, academic and transnational environment while contextualising their experience within the framework of environment protection and enhancement, business establishment and sustainability or community development. This unit complements the prerequisite subject Australian Legal System in Context as it requires students to understand legal systems and frameworks that operate outside of Australia, and that underpin the activities and experiences they gain through active participation in the programme.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
LLW2002

Prerequisites

Completion of four units of study. Students must also meet the requirements to undertake study abroad as defined and updated by Victoria Abroad.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse and research cross-cultural law and justice issues and to review relevance to the Australian legal situation;  
  2. Identify and discuss contemporary of law and justice challenges and opportunities in the host country;  
  3. Reflect on, participate in and lead cultural and law and justice discussions, presentations and activities;  
  4. Critically commentate upon the role of culture in ethical decision making or problem solving; and  
  5. Present reflections and observations of the tour to a cross cultural audience and hosts.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Reflective journal of the study tour 20%
Exercise Leadership and active participation in activities and on tour presentation of reflection 20%
Essay Research essay on agreed topic relevant to themes and content of the tour 60%

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