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This is a work placement paper designed to provide a 15 point credit toward the LLB degree. It enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field. The work placement supervisor will evaluate their skills and attributes in the workplace.
As a result of the work placement experience, the student will research and write a 3000 word (max) research essay. This research essay needs to
be focused on a legal issue that arose or was connected to the work the student undertook during the placement. The student also
completes a workplace journal. Here they document the work they have undertaken, the legal issues that have arisen and reflect on their own growth and development.
The work placement papers are practical papers, involving:
1. Attendance at allocated workplace for a minimum of 80 hours up to a maximum of 100 working hours; and
2. A work journal of the work placement activities carried out by the student; and
3. A work evaluation completed by the supervisor of the student; and
4. A research paper of 3,000 words (max).
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Linked to the following assessments:
- Undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
- Obtain valuable work experience as part of a 15 point paper whilst undertaking the law degree.
- Develop a deeper analytical understanding of a chosen legal area relating to the work placement.
- Successfully translate that work experience into an analytical research essay on a subject that arose from the work undertaken (subject to approval by the convenor).
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Work Placement Evaluation and Journal||
|2. Research Essay||
Required and Recommended Readings*
All law students are required to refer to Coppard, McLay, Murray & Orpin-Dowell New Zealand Law Style Guide (3rd ed, Thomson Reuters, 2018) for referencing guidance.
There are no required readings for a work placement. Research and readings are to be based on the subject matter of the research essay.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Approval from the Paper Convenor.
Restricted papers: LEGAL497