LAWS382-14S1 (C) Semester One 2014

Legal Internship

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
24 Feb 2014 - 29 Jun 2014


Study of theoretical and practical issues relating to legal services.

This is a skills course in which students are given the opportunity to develop expertise in the real-world environment.  Students must have work (paid or voluntary) in a host organisation (which may be a law firm, community group, government organisation or business).  They will be expected to engage in legal work in that organisation and must work a minimum of 48 hours over the period of the course.

Students applying for this course are required to provide a CV and covering letter on submitting an Expression of Interest, which must be submitted via email to Mrs Heather Couch by 12noon on Tuesday 14 January 2014.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


(i)LAWS101; and (ii) LAWS110; and (iii) Subject to approval of Head of School.


Course Coordinator

Robin Palmer


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 06 Jun 2014 60%
Reflective Journal 06 Jun 2014 30%
Employer Certification 10%

Assessment will be by a weekly journal, detailing the pivotal points of each week’s experiences (3,000 words, worth 30%), an employer evaluation of competency (worth 10%) and a 7,000 word research essay (worth 60%, on a topic to be approved by the Head of School) .

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $709.00

International fee $3,388.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Law.

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