LAWS12073 - Legal Engagement Placement
Term 1 - 2017


All details in this unit profile for LAWS12073 have been officially approved by CQUniversity and represent a learning partnership between the University and you (our student). The information will not be changed unless absolutely necessary and any change will be clearly indicated by an approved correction included in the profile.

Overview

You will undertake a three-week legal humanitarian mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, or to another developing country, in conjunction with an external partner organisation. Prior to the overseas humanitarian mission, you will study appropriate aspects of international humanitarian law; appropriate aspects of host country law and culture; and will develop practical skills necessary to support your overseas placement. Upon return to Australia, you will undertake an analysis and presentation of your accomplishment. You will be assessed prior to departing to the host country; continuously during the placement period; and on the basis of your contribution to a final group presentation.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment Pass/Fail
3. Group Work Pass/Fail

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate practical legal experience in familiar and unfamiliar cultural environments
  2. Provide support to clients with limited or no skills in the English language
  3. Demonstrate the practical mastery of human rights and international law concepts
  4. Work in groups to deliver genuine legal support to communities in need
  5. Experience the culture of a developing nation from the perspective of ethical travel.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Group Work    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy        
5. Team Work  
6. Information Technology Competence          
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Practical Assessment    
3 - Group Work      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd ed referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAnthony Marinac (a.marinac@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Nil material (taught in burst mode)

No textbook assigned

Week 2 13-03-2017

Nil material (taught in burst mode)

No textbook assigned

Week 3 20-03-2017

Nil material (taught in burst mode)

No textbook assigned

Week 4 27-03-2017

Nil material (taught in burst mode)

No textbook assigned

Week 5 03-04-2017

Burst mode week - 1-2 hour seminar each evening

Nil reading assigned

Oral presentation assignment

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Final preparation for departure, then depart for Cambodia 22 April

Nil reading assigned

Week 7 24-04-2017

Intensive Week 1: Visiting Cambodian institutions of law and government

Nil reading assigned

Student journals to be maintained

Week 8 01-05-2017

Intensive week 2: Student support to Cambodian practitioners

Nil reading assigned

Student journals to be maintained

Week 9 08-05-2017

Intensive week 3: Student support to Cambodian practitioners

Nil reading assigned

Student journals to be maintained

Week 10 15-05-2017

Student presentation to be prepared

Nil reading assigned

Week 11 22-05-2017

Student presentation to be prepared

Nil reading assigned

Week 12 29-05-2017

Student presentation to be finalised

Nil reading assigned

Student group presentation

Group Work Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Students are required to prepare and present a seminar paper (which may be in the form of a series of powerpoint slides) on an assigned topic. Topics will be assigned at the commencement of term.

Assessment Due Date Two students will present each night in week 5, the burst week.
Return Date to Students As this is a pass/fail, students will be advised immediately after the conduct of their seminars.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Students will be expected to demonstrate:

1. Research skills in relation to the key questions;

2. Cultural awareness of Cambodia and the Cambodian people;

3. Written and oral research skills

Referencing Style Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd ed
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Demonstrate the practical mastery of human rights and international law concepts

5. Experience the culture of a developing nation from the perspective of ethical travel.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Students will be provided with an "experience journal" in paper or electronic form for them to complete while in Cambodia.

Assessment Due Date Journals will be due one week after the group's return to Australia
Return Date to Students Students will be advised of pass or fail within three days of journal submission
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Students must demonstrate:

1. An awareness of legal and professional aspects of their engagement with Cambodia and its people;

2. Sensitivity to cultural and social differences between Australia and Cambodia;

3. Clear and engaging communication, including visual design

4. Demonstration of ethics in students' involvement with professional partners

Referencing Style Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd ed
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate practical legal experience in familiar and unfamiliar cultural environments

2. Provide support to clients with limited or no skills in the English language

3. Demonstrate the practical mastery of human rights and international law concepts

4. Work in groups to deliver genuine legal support to communities in need

5. Experience the culture of a developing nation from the perspective of ethical travel.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Group Work

Assessment Title Group Work
Task Description

Students must jointly prepare an online video (approximately ten minutes in length) outlining their collective experience and learnings in Cambodia.

There are no real rules to constrain the creativity of students in preparing this presentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students After the confirmation of grades
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Students will be expected to show:

1. An individual contribution to the team outcome;

2. Both deep and superficial learnings and experiences in Cambodia

3. Development of professional skills in Cambodia

4. Professional presentation skills

Referencing Style Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 3rd ed
Submission Online

To be submitted on YouTube

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Demonstrate the practical mastery of human rights and international law concepts

4. Work in groups to deliver genuine legal support to communities in need

5. Experience the culture of a developing nation from the perspective of ethical travel.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



Engagement

Engagement is one key theme of this subject, as students will be preparing for, and then conducting, an exercise of engagement with partner organisations in Cambodia.

Graduate Attributes

Graduate attributes around internationalisation, communication, collaboration and self-management are all engaged throughout this course

Internationalisation of Curriculum

Internationalisation is obviously at the heart of this course, as it involves the preparation for, and conduct of, an overseas experience.

Work Related Learning

Students will spend considerable time while in Cambodia supporting practitioners in partner organisations and therefore engaging in work related learning.


© 2017 CQUniversity
Page generated by apps-prod-01.cqu.edu.au at Wed Apr 26 12:18:50 AEST 2017