If you’re studying a Bachelor of Laws, you must complete three 20-day professional accreditation experience placements over the course of your degree. Completion of these placements provides you with credit towards the Professional Experience in Law units.
Work experience during a placement must be of a legal nature. There must be legal content to the work. This can be varied in nature but a placement including only non-legal work, such as accounting or reception, at a legal workplace is not sufficient.
Work experience during a placement must be supervised by an employee of the host organisation that is at manager level or above.
A placement can be in industry or the profession, or at any other workplace where legal work is performed.
A placement must be a minimum of 20 days full-time equivalent work.
- This may be in a single block or spread out over an extended period. There is no time limit for completion.
- If a placement does not amount to 20 days full-time equivalent, the remaining days can be made up with another placement. Completion letters indicating the number of completed days from each relevant employer will be required.
- Placements can be for as many days that is suitable for you and the host organisation.
Note: Students can obtain credit for more than one placement if the length of their placement exceeds 20 days at their host organisation (commensurate to the total number of days completed) or if you are undertaking an authorised six- or 12-month ‘Professional Experience in Law’ position.
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