International Law Practicum

    Unit code: LLW2002 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Completion of four units of study. Students must also meet the requirements to undertake study abroad as defined and updated by Victoria Abroad.
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit is designed for students undertaking an approved study tour within the Victoria Law School. 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.

    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 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 legal processes, decision making and problem solving; and
    5. Present reflections and observations to a cross cultural audience.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 30%
    Reflective journal of the study tour
    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 20%
    Leadership and active participation in activities and on tour presentation of reflection
    Assessment type: Essay
    Grade: 50%
    Research essay on agreed topic relevant to themes and content of the tour

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